Storytelling performances of The Winter’s Tale, The Merchant of Venice and Pericles combine storytelling, participation and short excerpts from Shakespeare.
The Winter’s Tale was reviewed by Michael Coveney in ‘What’s On:’
The story-teller, Xanthe Gresham, accompanied by a musician, and with an array of props, head-dresses and sheepskins, relayed the bones of one of Shakespeare’s most beautiful plays, with a fine narrative lucidity and odd quotations. And she had no trouble at all in enlisting nearly all of the sixty children, at various stages, in the story itself, playing kings, princes, shepherds and statues.
“It is required that you awake your faith.” It was, and we did. It was one of the best instances of “immersive” theatre I’ve seen in ages.
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