Action To The Word presents...

    Shakespeare Shorts or What's In A Name?
    By William Shakespeare

    21:00, Wed 4th – Sat 7th July 2007 at ADC Theatre
    Summer Vacation

    Here where drugs are quick, pagans worship on a barren landscape; infanticide, bestiality, adultery and cross-dressing are status-quo. Mercilessly ambitious nobles wait in the wings for their turn in the spotlight as ‘King’ whilst a moneylender whets his knife for his pound of flesh. Brothers battle to the death and Asps feed on Queens. Underage intimacy is all the rage; self-obsessed actors play all the parts, cannibalism thrives and fairies fly off into the night…

    And who said William Shakespeare is boring?

    Welcome to Shakespeare’s Bankside, both the Wooden O of Dreams and a pestilent nest of sex and insobriety. The news headlines read, “Bad is all the world, and all will come to naught”, but on Bankside our troupe perform a new comedy. Action To The Word take you on a whirlwind physical theatre voyage through The Bard’s best-bits, inviting you to his world of Love, War, Chaos and Despair.


    Witch 1/Butler/Shylock/Hamlet Snr./Macduff
    Witch 2/Kent/Bottom/Priest/Antonio
    Romeo/Chiron/Witch 3/Claudio
    Richard III/Duke of Gloucester/Flute/Duke
    Lady Macbeth
    Benedick/Man/Musician 1
    Portia/Desdemona/Ursula/Lady Ann
    Edmund/Benvolio/Snug/Puck/Laertes/Musician 2

    Production Team

    Lighting Designer
    Stage Manager
    Sound Designer
    Publicity Design –
    Production Artist –
    Website Designer –