Tree Shadow Theatre in rep at Hen and Chickens

Tree Shadow Theatre presents two productions in repertoire at the Hen and Chickens Theatre, a 50-seat fringe venue in Islington, north London, 5 to 16 Nov 2013.

5th, 7th, 9th, 13th, 15th Nov
How Well You Know Me, a double bill of ‘The Yellow Wallpaper’ and ‘Overtones’, adapted from the original plays by Charlotte Perkins Gilman and Alice Gerstenberg by Louisa Wilde. This night will open the window on the lives of women from three different generations, offering an intimate, surreal and revealing snapshot of their existence. The Yellow Wallpaper was originally a semi-autobiographical short story, detailing the effects of the rest cure on a young woman. Overtones is believed to be the first example of a playwright separating the conscious from the unconscious in the shape of a character. How Well You Know Me pulls the two pieces together, creating a show that explores reality and how we perceive it.

6th, 8th, 12th, 14th, 16th Nov
Last Embrace, by Louisa Wilde (adapted from Shakespeare'a 'Romeo and Juliet'), with music by R M Mace and Zoe Devenish. A brand new folk musical set in the ticking bomb of Northern Ireland in 1970. Based on Romeo and Juliet and with a mix of original and traditional music, it combines with Ireland's storytelling history to create a haunting tragedy in modern language that resonates through the ages. Simple staging with wooden stepladders and acoustic instruments allow the timeless story to unfold on our simple but ambitious stage.

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