POSTPONED - TO BE RE-ARRANGED IN THE AUTUMN.
Our Hay Theatre Fundraiser is the marvellous one-man show 'Into The Breach' performed by Mark Carey. This will take place on Sunday 26th April at 4pm in Clyro Village Hall.
Mark Carey delivers a one–man show set at the end of WWII, which focuses on Shakespeare’s Henry V but revolves around George Crocker, an amateur actor, whose ambition is to play Mother Goose!
Mark demonstrates his acting skills in his portrayal of such diverse characters as a country yokel, a flustered vicar, Winston Churchill, a prim spinster and a frustrated Major – it has received excellent reviews wherever it has been performed.
Into the Breach Tickets: £8 adult and £5 for children 16 years and under. Available from Eighteen Rabbit, Hay-on-Wye and 01497 822523. Proceeds towards Hay Theatre Community productions.
THE STRATFORD HERALD
BY SANDY HOLT
"Into a thousand parts divide one man!" - this could describe Mark Careys' one man show.
The show focuses on Shakespeares' Henry V but revolves around George Crocker an amateur actor whose ambition is to play Mother Goose. This may seem a light folly but this play written, directed and acted by Carey, is full of substance.
Carey knows his Shakespeare. The clever script is full of references to the Bard. We see themes of war, death, love, power, comedy and tragedy and an acute observation of character. Carey neatly ties in his own family story, mainly his grandfathers' experiences and the colourful characters he met.
This year being the 100th anniversary of the first world war, the play seems even more poignant but the magic of the show is how Carey pitches it. Set in a Devonshire village, the simple set allows the actor to pop behind a screen to transform his character.
What is remarkable is that despite being played by the same person, each character takes on his or her own identity in a thoroughly believable way.
Carey certainly has talent. This show will make you laugh, cry and enjoy a debate on Shakespeare.