We are currently preparing for a major production of Shakespeare’s ‘The Winter’s Tale’, summer 2016.
Minack Theatre Summer Season 2016
Moving Stories Theatre Company has been creating striking, illuminating and award-winning productions of Shakespeare for the Minack stage since 2006. (Hamlet, The Comedy of Errors, Twelfth Night, The Tempest.) This summer, they are thrilled to return with one of Shakespeare’s best loved stories of jealousy, love and forgiveness: The Winter’s Tale
You will be transported from the dark Court of a jealous king to the bright sunshine of a Bohemian festival, as we follow this heartbreaking story of redemption. King Leontes nearly topples his own kingdom when he falsely accuses his queen of adultery with his childhood friend. In his rage, he loses his wife, his son, and his baby daughter. Years later, in the pastoral landscapes of his old friend’s kingdom, the seeds are planted for reunion, redemption, and rebirth.”
This promises to be a very unique collaboration, and we are thrilled to announce the casting of Adebeyo Bolaje in the central role of Leontes.
This production will preview in London in May at the Embassy Theatre, Royal Central School of Speech and Drama.
(Emma sampling a possible bear suit).
After months of planning and pre-production work, we are very excited to start rehearsals next week for ‘The Tempest’ for the Minack Theatre. With the cast and creatives we have working on ‘The Tempest’, the production is set to be truely stunning. We can’t wait to get going!
To help us bring to life our visions for this spectacular piece of theatre we have launched our very first crowdfunding appeal with Kickstarter. We need to raise £5000 and already we have been shown such generosity by supporters of Moving Stories. We are always very grateful to those who can halp us and want our supporters to feel part of our Moving Stories adventures. We have some fantastic ways to say THANK YOU including signed photo’s, DVD’s, picnics on the beach with our cast to your very own performance of ‘The Tempest’ in your home or venue of your choosing.
Check out our Kickstarter Campaign, and please do share with those who may want to become involved with Moving Stories. THANK YOU.
The TEMPEST gets underway….23rd January 2014 – First Creative Meeting for our next production of ‘The Tempest’, for the Minack Theatre in July 2014. Wonderful to be reunited with the creative team from ‘Twelfth Night’, Matthew Reeve (Composer) and Kate Unwin (Designer) So many ‘rich and strange’ ideas already thrown into the creative melting pot. Watch this space….
We are now super busy trying to raise funds for this exciting next venture. In addition to all the funding applications we are writing, we are actively seeking any friends, supporters, patrons, sponsors. If you know and like our work, and might like to get involved in this wonderful adventure, please drop us a line!
We’re excited to announce the launch of ‘Emma’s Actor’s Workout’. For more information please visit our ‘Workshops & Opportunities’ page.
It is just under a month until we open ‘Vanessa and Virginia’ at the Riverside Studios! We are all getting excited, and as ever – keen to spread the word to book tickets. I had a wonderful conversation today with the lovely manager of the Oxfam flagship bookshop in Bloomsbury, who has agreed to make a feature of the play, and we are hopefully going to have a special event book signing with Susan Sellers, and a talk a few weeks before we open. More news to follow!
Susan Sellers, the novelist of ‘Vanessa and Virginia’ will be giving a talk at Cambridge University in honour of National Woman’s Day on March 7th. If you are in Cambridge, dash along to see it and experience the wonder of hearing Susan talk!
That’s all for now….
Monday February 11th 2013. Moving Stories Power meeting will not be held back by sudden snow fall. Emma Gersch and Kitty Randle braved the elements to make it to the safety of aNorth London cafe (that serve proper Italian coffee and toasted pane tonne), to spend a very fruitful morning developing our plans for the Moving Stories event: Stop Look Listen. The casting call is now posted, plans underway, Hammersmith Council consulted, fliers printed. There is even rumour of Boris Johnson’s office being rather interested in our madcap plans to hear the stories of the good folk of Hammersmith!
The Moving Stories team is currently spending every waking moment on publicity and marketing for our forthcoming Riverside Studios run of ‘Vanessa and Virginia’. The hard work paid off when we stumbled across our show listing in last week’s Independent on Sunday’s ‘Book Now – Critical List’! Here’s to more support and profile raising! Watch this space….
Breaking news: Emma is currently undergoing long awaited web training to learn how to keep this site up to date. Watch this space!