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Tree Shadow Theatre Productions Tour: Last Embrace, a folk musical and How Well You Know Me, a double-bill of The Yellow Wallpaper and Overtones

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22nd November 12pm workshop, 2pm matinee with Q&A session, 7:30pm performance of How Well You Know Me.
23rd November 12pm workshop, 2pm matinee with Q&A session, 7:30pm performance of Last Embrace.
£12 per head with £10 standard concession and £8 under 25s (we also have membership cards for TSTP members, who are offered a £2 discount when they show their card).

Overview

A touring company visiting Taunton with two new productions that have been shown at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Exciting new theatre in a short burst. Last Embrace is a new folk musical. The timeless story of Romeo and Juliet transported to Northern Ireland in 1970. Ronan and Julia meet at a party and fall into a young but determined love. There is one problem: Ronan is a Catholic. Haunting live music and magical storytelling combine to bring you this modern re-invention of a much loved tragedy.
How Well You Know Me is a double-bill of The Yellow Wallpaper and Overtones, set in-the-round. It opens the window on the lives of women from three different generations, offering an intimate, surreal and revealing snapshot of their existence.

last embrace production of folk musicalIn Detail

Tree Shadow Theatre Productions creates exciting new theatre for UK tours, specialising in new adaptations and new writing. We aim to employ recent graduates as often as possible to help kick-start their careers. We hope that our productions bring professional, moving performance with a conscience to as many people as possible.

Last Embrace

‘Last Embrace’ is a brand new folk musical, set in Northern Ireland in 1970 and based on the story of ‘Romeo and Juliet’ in modern language. It uses simple staging and acoustic instruments, and is therefore adaptable to any performance space. There are 9 actor-musicians who are on stage for the full one hour show, which matches its Irish theme by mixing music, drama and storytelling.
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HWYKM-imageHow Well You Know Me

‘How Well You Know Me’ is a double-bill of Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s ‘The Yellow Wallpaper’ and Alice Gerstenberg’s ‘Overtones’. It is a very physical piece, all performed by the same four women, set in the 1890s, 1950s and present day. It focuses on the treatment and expectations of women throughout the eras, by looking at the troubled sub-conscious as a character. The performance lasts just under an hour with a short change around between the pieces and is set in-the-round for a more intimate experience.
CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE ABOUT WORKSHOPS >>
CLICK HERE TO BOOK MATINEE PERFORMANCE >>
CLICK HERE TO BOOK EVENING PERFORMANCE >>

The Yellow Wallpaper

‘The Yellow Wallpaper’ was originally a semi-autobiographical short story, detailing the effects of the rest cure on a young woman experiencing post natal depression. ‘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.
There will also be a workshop available for schools, adaptable to their needs and a Q&A session after the matinee shows with the cast.

Who’s it For

Suitable for all audiences. Matinees and workshops are available for local schools.

More Info

Discover more about Tree Shadow Theatre Productions at: www.treeshadowtheatreproductions.co.uk
Follow on Twitter: @TSTPtheatre

Buy Tickets

Use the evening or matinee links above or buy tickets at Taunton Tourist Information Centre

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