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Written by Jules Hobbs and Richard Curnow

Bard Heads takes an updated look at some well-loved characters from six of Shakespeare’s most popular plays and imagines what might have happened next.

 

Each 50 minute one-actor show is full of laughter, tears and quite a few surprises.  Two shows plus an interval make up one fantastic evening of entertainment. 

THE DUST BEHIND THE DOOR

A midsummer's dream for Hermia? More like a mid-life crisis.  

Hermia from A Midsummer Night’s Dream – twenty-five years on from that strange night in Athens Wood, Hermia is having a mid-life crisis in her kitchen.

THE WHIRLIGIG OF TIME

To hell with anger management, Malvolio wants revenge!

Malvolio from Twelfth Night is Chief Steward to Lady Olivia.  He swears to take revenge on those he believes publicly humiliated him.  He is true to his word.

THE THIRD WITCH FROM THE LEFT

What's done cannot be undone - or can it?  Meg the witch seeks help.

Born in Avebury, Meg the witch is haunted by a night she can never forget. Now a successful cookery writer and astrologer, she undertakes a time-travelling journey to find answers for what happened on that blasted Scottish heath.

CALL ME OZ

Sweet Prince?  Confirmed bachelor Osric lampoons Hamlet.

Constipated Osric has not spoken about Hamlet and the Elsinore massacre for over 45 years, but after a devastating session with his therapist, he is compelled to reveal all in a series of exclusive media interviews. 

THE QUEEN'S SPEECH

Miranda's revels now are ending, but island life looks such fun!

Thirty-five years after Miranda and her father Prospero left their island at the end of 

The Tempest, the Queen of Naples is about to make her Silver Jubilee Queen’s speech. However all is not as it seems, and neither is she.

HAPPY AS LARRY

Friar Lawrence faces criticism over star-crossed lovers’ fiasco.

It is a year since the tragic deaths of Romeo and Juliet and Friar Lawrence is questioning his faith whilst attempting to rebuild his life, but time is running out.

A co-production between TORTIVE THEATRE and the FINDING THE WILL. 

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PRODUCTION CAST & CREATIVES

PRODUCTION & CREATIVE STAFF

 

Producer (s) | Ben Humphrey | Tortive Theatre | Finding the Will

Writer(s) | Jules Hobbs | Richard Curnow

 

CAST 

Hermia | Jules Hobbs

Malvolio | Richard Curnow

Meg | Jules Hobbs

Osric | Richard Curnow

Miranda | Jules Hobbs

Friar Lawrence | Richard Curnow

PERFORMANCES & VENUES

 

Online Performances

14, 21, 28 January 2021 and 4, 11, 18 February 2021

FURTHER DATES TO BE ANNOUNCED

AVAILABLE FOR UK TOURING 2021 / 2022

Tickets | To be announced.

Box Office | To be announced

PRODUCTION DETAILS