Goodnight Desdemona (Good Morning Juliet)by Ann-Marie MacDonald
Constance Ledbelly, a drab and dusty academic, deciphers a cryptic manuscript she believes to be the original source for Othello and Romeo and Juliet. She is transported into the plays themselves, visits Juliet and Desdemona, has a hand in saving them from the deaths the Bard had planned for them, and finds out what these women are all about.
In true Shakespearean spirit, Constance plunders the plays and creates something new, all the while engaging in a personal voyage of self-discovery and encountering an abundance of twists, fights, dances, seductions and wild surprises.
As well as Goodnight Desdemona, two other Showcase performances will be presented on 26 April: an extract from War of the Waleses, performed by KDC Theatre, and an adaptation of Macbeth, presented by The Blank Factory. Your ticket will be good for all three plays.
£6 Adults, £4 Concessionsbook online
or phone the box office
Thursday 26 April at 7.45pm
|Constance Ledbelly||Anna Treadway||Desdemona/Ramona/ Mercutio||Ellie Manwell|
|Prof Claude Night/ Othello/Tybalt||Anthony Hull|
|Director||Mansoor Mir||Stage Manager||Andy Harker|
|Lighting Design and Operation||Declan McGuire|
|Sound Design||Mansoor Mir||Sound Operation||Danny Mullings|
|Costumes||The Cast, with assistance from Cathy Love|
This performance of an extract (the whole of Part 1) at Questors will form part of the Open Stages London Regional Showcase.
The Showcase runs from 12 April to 28 April and will comprise 24 sessions of productions by top amateur companies from across London and the South East of England. See the full programme.
For more information about the RSC Open Stages project click here.