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The latest play in our AlternativeShakespeare series premieres in
Buxton and then Birmingham Fringe Festivals in July 2022
The lovers are facing their deaths, with little time to tell their real story.
A retelling of the Shakespeare's play Antony & Cleopatra,
in their last meeting together, using the words of
Shakespeare/Bramwell . . . and your imagination.
Join us for this fascinating re-examination, as the play asks, was their love
for each other really one of the greatest love stories ever told . . .
An insightful, startling, and moving piece of AlternativeShakespeare writing,
presented by multi-award winners AlternativeTheatre.
Starring Alex Nikitas as Antony and Vicky Holding as Cleopatra.
Performance run time 45 minutes (approx.)
Tickets £8 (Child and Conc £6)
Buxton Festival Fringe 13th - 16th July 2022: United Reformed Church (Green Room)
13 Jul 8pm, 14 Jul 8:15pm, 15 & 16 Jul 8pm
Tickets available through the Opera House booking line: 01298 72190
Birminghamfest, 28th - 30th July 9.00pm: Blue Orange Theatre
Tickets available from the Blue Orange Theatre website
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The book of the play...now available on Amazon
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A night in the life of William Shakespeare, in which characters from his real life and from his plays meet.
A unique insight into the workings of Shakespeare's mind, one that tantalizes, fascinates
and intrigues in equal measures.
Imagine entering not just someone else’s dream, but the dream of one of the most active and
engaging imaginations of all time. Imagine you are there, sharing Shakespeare’s
feelings and thoughts, his anguish and hopes, his delight and wonder.
A troubled Shakespeare has a most disturbing dream. He is under pressure, his next opening
night is but days away, and he has yet to finish the script. He’s having problems
with his family in Stratford. And he’s also under suspicion of treason . . .
He retires to bed, to sleep, perchance to… Agitated, and struggling to reconcile life’s demands
with artistic desires, an everyday Will is haunted by his yet-to-be born creations,
metamorphosing where time and mortality have no boundaries.
A fascinating insight into the workings and inspirations of the mind of a genius.
A rare opportunity to spend a night with William Shakespeare and to treat yourself
to one of the most extraordinary books on Shakespeare ever published.
"It is quite the most extraordinary and puzzling story I have read for some time. The writer
handles the material with great flair and although at times it is confusing, it achieves
a considerable impact through the cumulative resonance
of each scene and image. This is a genuinely
imaginative and intelligently written piece.”
Manchester Royal Exchange Theatre Literary Manager
“Overall Time After Time is a superb, delightful production... It's an ambitious offering that gives
you an insight into William Shakespeare's background which will appeal even
to theatregoers who are not Bard worshippers.” British Theatre Guide