Shakespeare's sonnets staged at The Tabard Theatre
The Tabard Theatre is proud to announce the world première of Precious Friends, a dramatic staging of the Shakespeare Sonnets, adapted by Simon Reade, former Literary Manager of the Royal Shakespeare Company.
Taken all together The Sonnets are a testament to Shakespeare's poetic power. Individually, each poem is an intimate and personal masterpiece, though their true origin will remain a mystery.
With striking imagery and an inventive adaptation Precious Friends weaves an intoxicating narrative thread through a selection of the most dramatic poems and charts the complex love triangle between a celebrated playwright named Will, his increasingly distant wife Winter, and the young and mysterious Mr W H and their quest for immortality as they encounter Time and Death.
This production unlocks the themes of love, lust, loss, grief, sex and sexuality and blends rich visuals with some of Shakespeare's most famous lines.
Precious Friends is directed by Mark Leipacher, Artistic Director of 'thefaction' theatre company who have earned a reputation for physically innovative staging of classical texts.
Precious Friends plays at The Tabard Theatre from 23 March to 11 April 2010 @ 7:30pm (4pm Sundays – No performance Mondays).
March 16, 2010