Tuesday, 24 February 2015

Writing is underway!

‘Be not afeard. The isle is full of noises…’
A Hidden Spire devising session. Photograph: Josh Tomalin.

After several writing and devising workshops with writer Renata Allen, director Lizzy McBain and a team of Crisis members and actors, Hidden Spire 2015 is taking shape. The team have been hard at work in January and February, and we have a show title: Before The Tempest.

We’re borrowing Shakespeare’s characters to explore what happened before The Tempest began. How did Miranda and Prospero adjust to life on the island? How does Miranda learn about the world when the only friends she has are a monster, a spirit, and her father? The characters will create their own worlds through stories, and a chorus of birds will join in to add colour and comedy.

Over the next few weeks we’ll continue working on the script, and music will come into play. ‘Transforming the ordinary’ has been our theme so far, and our designers will have the task of creating magic and mayhem from everyday objects.

Make sure to save the date – Before The Tempest will be performed 17 – 19 September 2015!