Chicken Shop Shakespeare

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Chicken Shop Shakespeare is collaborative project based in Leeds and the North of England. We bring Shakespearean words and scenes to unexpected situations, environments and new audiences.

When we first started shooting Shakespeare in Chicken Cottage, all the lads in the street thought we were shooting a grime video. We felt the pieces had something … and it grew from there; working in new locations, bringing in a larger cast and learning about Shakespeare.

We feel Shakespeare’s work could be set anywhere – in a Neolithic village or on a space ship; the stories and characters are universal, yet unpredictable. Contemporary settings work because people have always been the same - being good, being bad, making mistakes, in chicken shops or castles, in BMW’s or on horseback.

Moving forward we're looking at exploring other social issues; money, class, racism, drugs, violence and love, with a view to venture into feature length productions.


Connected mandy members:

Emma Jeng
Emma Jeng
Actor
2016, Bradford Festival, Pheobe & Lady Capulet
Darrell Davy
Darrell Davy
Actor
2014, Sonnet 87, Man
Tanya Vital
Tanya Vital
Actor
2014, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Hermia
West Yorkshire Playhouse
Ian Archdeacon
2014, 60 Seconds Of Shakespeare, Horatio
Chris Thomson
2014, 60 Seconds Of Shakespeare, Hamlet
Victoria Delaney
2012, Sonnet 57, Lead
Leeds
Tyron Maynard
2012, Othello, Othello
Victoria Delaney
2012, Market Place, Mistress Page
Leeds

Chicken Shop Shakespeare Jobs

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