Shylock & a call for writers at The Phoenix Theatre
Saturday 12 February 2022 – 7:30pm
Tickets: Standard £14.00 (Concs/Members £13.00)
Explore the tragic, funny and often unbelievable life of fiction’s most famous Jew in this acclaimed theatre production that has toured over 50 countries.
Written and performed by Gareth Armstrong, and directed by Frank Barrie, this is a play which explores the world of Shakespeare’s most controversial character, Shylock from the Merchant of Venice. The play examines religious and racial intolerance, the history of plays in performance and, above all, celebrates the richness of Shakespeare’s language.
Gareth, who has played leading roles with the Royal Shakespeare Company, in the West End and at Shakespeare’s Globe, first performed Shylock at the 1997 Edinburgh Fringe, receiving astonishing reviews in the national press and 5 Stars from the Festival critics.
Over the following 10 years Shylock won awards touring all over the world from Stratford-upon-Avon to off-Broadway.
Writer’s Scratch Night
Thursday 31 March 2022 – 7.30pm
Tickets: Pay what you can
The Phoenix Theatre is now open for script submissions for our first ever writers’ scratch night
Writers are asked to submit a short play or extract of no more than ten minutes (ten pages, double spaced) for an opportunity to see their work rehearsed and performed on stage.
Readers, directors and actors, will be of professional or semi-professional standard, to give writers the best possible experience of writing for the stage.
Writers applying should live or work within a twenty-mile radius of The Phoenix Theatre, GU35 0LR.
The deadline for submission is Friday 11 February, 5.30pm.
The Scratch Night will be held at The Phoenix Theatre on Thursday 31 March, 7.30pm.