The Shakespeare Conspiracy - Chelsea Theatre
Preview by Lizzie Guilfoyle
ACS Random is presenting The Shakespeare Conspiracy, a new play by Andrew Shepherd, at Chelsea Theatre – from November 6 to November 24, 2012.
Shakespeare’s characters are real. The RSC is a branch of the government. Iago is trying to destroy the world and mankind’s last hope is a travel agent called Martin.
For 400 years, a secret war has been waged between the heroes and villains created by William Shakespeare. The heroes seem to have the upper hand, as all the villains are held in a specially built maximum security prison called The Globe, behind a magical barrier fashioned by Shakespeare himself.
However there are rumours of a traitor in the RSC, the government agency responsible for his characters. Meanwhile, a travel agent from Stratford is about to have a birthday to remember as he discovers he’s our only hope should the villains escape.
According to the press release, The Shakespeare Conspiracy is a most lamentable, epic, comic, romantic, tragic comedy for everyone who loves the Bard, and everyone who doesn’t.
Jack Bowman directs a cast that includes Richard Armah, Jack Baldwin, Leonora Barton, Will Bryant, Francesca Cicic, Libby Evans, Holly Janowski, Nayomie Karen, Andrew London, Alethea Steven, Charlotte Mack, Holly McClay, Alexander Pankhurst, Andrew Shepherd, Danny Solomon and Lee White.
ACS Random is an acclaimed theatre company celebrating its 10th anniversary with its biggest show to date. After sell-out previews of The Shakespeare Conspiracy in 2011, the play is being put on for a full length run at London’s Chelsea Theatre.
The production is designed by Zahra Mansouri, with lighting by Sherry Coenen and sound by Tshari King.
Tickets: £12 – available from the box office on 020 7352 1967 or online at www.chelseatheatre.org.uk/.
Running Time: 2 hours.
NB: The Shakespeare Conspiracy is a work of fiction, and is not to be taken seriously.
Chelsea Theatre, World’s End Place, London, SW10 0DR