Tuesday, 27 October 2015

Watermill Theatre announces spring/summer 2016 season

The Watermill Theatre has announced its spring/summer 2016 season, the inaugural programme from new Artistic and Executive Director Paul Hart

Season highlights include a "bold and raucous" staging of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, directed by Hart and in collaboration with The National Youth Theatre. Staged in the round and featuring live music, the production runs from 25th February until 2nd April.

From 12th to 23rd April, Craig Taylor’s One Million Tiny Plays About Britain, a series of hilarious, overheard encounters originally published in The Guardian, opens for a limited run before touring rural venues across the region.

Alan Bennett’s warm, witty and poignant double bill of memoirs Untold Stories: Hymn and Cocktail Sticks opens 5th May and closes on 11th June. It is followed by James Plays writer, Rona Munro’s stage adaptation of Richard Adam’s classic novel Watership Down from 16th June until 23rd July.

Hart said: "It’s a huge privilege to announce The Watermill’s new Spring/Summer season, my first as Artistic and Executive Director. The programme represents just a taste of the broad scope of work I hope to present to audiences over time, a mixture of classics, new writing, great rediscoveries and new adaptations. The Watermill has always been about supporting and developing artists and performers, myself included as a young director, so I’m particularly excited to introduce audiences to the next generation of young talent, particularly in Romeo and Juliet which we are working on in collaboration with The National Youth Theatre."

Tickets are on general sale from 9th November 2015.

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