Propeller perform Shakespeare s works as dramatic tales that are as current today as when they were penned over 400 years ago. Their approach is shot through with heady vigour and audacious imagination, reminding us of the thrill and daring at the heart of great theatre.
The troupe is led by the indefatigable Edward Hall who brings wit, pace and intelligence to every play he tackles. As well as being Artistic Director of Propeller, he lends his expertise as Associate Director at the National Theatre, The Old Vic and Watermill Theatre.
Expect Shakespeare with swagger and surprise, guts and gusto in two exemplary productions.
Making what is familiar new and surprising... [Propeller] are bold and delicate, startling and comforting. NY TIMES
Poetry and calamity invigorate this brilliantly woven fairy tale for a cold winter's night. Struck by a sudden and strange paranoia, King Leontes imagines plots abounding all around. He sets off a disastrous chain of events that threaten his kingdom, yet receives a miraculous chance at redemption from the Gods.
Friends of the Festival Artist Talk Mon 20 Feb, post-show (Free to ticket holders)