‘Pop-Up Shakespeare’ for New Year


Wowza! What an amazing year 2015 turned out to be for Hay Theatre Company! I didn’t think we could top last year after our amazing Reminiscence Theatre project and tour followed immediately by my raunchy Robin of Sherbert Forest, written for Christmas giggles. I absolutely love writing plays so next came my daft ecological play, The Mystery of Easter Egg Island, which my Junior Youth Theatre performed last summer. Hot on the heels of this fun piece, came my one-hour version of Henry V and re-enactment of the Battle of Agincourt, Shakespeare meets Sharpspeare. My talented and trained-up Adult Theatre Studies group (restarting January 7th, Hay School), combined with my Senior Youth Theatre, (restarting January 9th, Cusop Hall), made up the French and English cast. With help and swordsmanship from the Junior Youth Theatre and the audience, Hay Castle was taken by storm commemorating 600 years since the Battle of Agincourt. Following this success we plan to ‘pop-up’ this Shakespeare event in June at Cusop Church and Castle, Peterchurch Church and Longtown Castle and surrounding schools. Hay Theatre is professionally led (by me) LOL! Having performed, written and directed for 40 years, I am one of those who have “ been there, done that”. Did I hear you say “a has-been”? Well, yes one of those aswell…. I’ve had my 5 minutes of fame and now it’s your turn. Whatever your age or experience, come and join us, check us out on www.haytheatre.co.uk or call 07733055430. Happy New Year. Janine

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