19:45, Tue 21st February 2012 - Sat 25th February 2012 at Cambridge Arts Theatre
Lent Week 5
‘My heart/ Is true as steel’
What happens when you give it all up for love?
As darkness falls, young runaways find themselves at the edge of the city. Here, nature is off-balance. Trees and scaffolding fight for space, and love-sickness rules. Shadows start to move, flowers hold strange power, and everything is turned upside down by a lost boy. In this haunted wasteland he controls the scene. The result: mayhem. The madness of a dream plays itself out, wonderful and odd. A bold chorus of tricksters, half-man half-animal, roams the stage. Lovers come to blows. The beautiful red-haired woman all but loses her mind in pursuit of an ass. While the builders just desperately want to keep the show on the road in the countdown to the big royal wedding…
Blending movement, mask-work and new music with Shakespeare’s original text, Kate Sagovsky (RSC Season 2011) directs an uproarious production of Shakespeare’s best-loved play for Cambridge University’s renowned Marlowe Society.