Propeller to Revive Comedy of Errors and A Midsummer Night's Dream for U.K. and International Touring Dates
20 Jun 2013
Propeller, the U.K.'s international touring all-male Shakespeare theatre company led by artistic director Edward Hall, is to revive its productions of A Midsummer Night’s Dream and The Comedy of Errors, which premiered in 2008-09 and 2010-11, respectively, for a new tour from autumn 2013 to summer 2014.
The tour will visit venues in Plymouth, Guildford, Bath, High Wycombe, Girona, Sheffield, Coventry, Nottingham, Salford, Canterbury, Cheltenham, Norwich, Newcastle, Marseille, Edinburgh, Craiova, Caracal, Neuss and London's Hampstead Theatre, at the latter of which Hall is also artistic director, and where the tour will conclude with a season from June 30-July 19.
The productions are designed by Michael Pavelka with lighting by Ben Ormerod and sound by David Gregory.
Casting is still to be announced.
In A Midsummer Night's Dream, "love and illusion collide when two pairs of lovers become entangled in fairy mischief on the eve of a Royal Wedding. Dreams and reality become interchangeable and romantic chaos ensues." In The Comedy of Errors, "two sets of estranged twins, separated at birth, find themselves in the same city 25 years later. A series of mistaken identities, assumed personas, and wild mishaps bring a family crisis – so complicated that time itself loses the plot – into focus."
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.