Chicken Shop Shakespeare | Film & Talk
£8 (£6 concessions)8:00 pm - 9:00 pm Market Walk, Holmfirth, West Yorkshire HD9 7DAPicturedromeEvent Type:Less than £10Theatre & Comedy
Enjoy an alternative take on the bard in a nod to his 400th anniversary. Members of Chicken Shop Shakespeare talk about their work in Leeds and throughout the North of England. They bring Shakespeare to life in unexpected situations and environments, and ultimately for new audiences.
Join one of the UK’s most innovative and intriguing collaborative contemporary theatre groups right here in Holmfirth. Watch their award-winning short films, join the debate and expect a few surprises on the night…!
When Chicken Shop Shakespeare first started shooting Shakespeare in Chicken Cottage, onlookers in the street thought they were shooting a grime video. They felt the pieces had something, and it grew from there; working in new locations, bringing in a larger cast and learning more about Shakespeare.
Chicken Shop Shakespeare feel that Shakespeare‘s work could be set anywhere: in a Neolithic village or on a spaceship; the stories and characters are universal, yet unpredictable. Contemporary settings work because people have always been the same: being good, being bad and making mistakes; in chicken shops or in castles, in BMWs or on horseback.
Moving forward, Chicken Shop Shakespeare are looking at exploring other social issues; money, class, racism, drugs, violence and love, with a view to venture into feature length productions.
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