Precious Friends / Stiffed! at the Tabard Theatre
Coming up at the Tabard Theatre, a fringe venue in Turnham Green, west London...
Precious Friends: Shakespeare's Sonnets Staged, by William Shakespeare, adapted by Simon Reade, from 23 March to 11 April 2010. Directed by Mark Leipacher. 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.
Stiffed, By John Higginson and Clodagh Hartley, from 14 April to 9 May 2010. Produced by Pulling Focus Ltd for the Tabard Theatre. Satire giving a sneak peak on the inner workings of parliament, the press and politicians.The tale follows progressive Quentin Dellaware who has just picked up a Tory seat in a landslide by-election. Keen to make a difference, he is swiftly shown the status quo by his old school chum George Moore-Lys. Meanwhile, Labour front-bencher Paula Stiff is pressing for a fairer Britain with the help of her husband-cum-aide Marty whose real passion is toy trains. Which would all be politics as usual except that young Sally Pauper, an aspiring journalist, aims to make her mark by uncovering the biggest parliamentary story since the gunpowder plot.