Welcome to Burjesta Theatre. As we head into 2018 we can reflect on what was a particularly busy year for Burjesta in 2017 with a large adaptation of Shakespeare’s history plays, a major original piece of writing on the momentous events of the Russian Revolution on its 100th anniversary in October as well as performing monologues from Italian wife and husband team Franca Rame and Dario Fo and finishing off the year with a full-scale panto an adaptation of the original panto, Mother Goose and her Golden Egg from 1806. This saw us perform as usual at our place of residence, The Casa, as well at Liverpool’s Unity Theatre and venturing over to Greater Manchester to perform at Salford Arts Theatre.
As a consequence and following seven years of non-stop activity leading to 20 original productions we’re taking something of a break throughout the first half of 2018. We are planning a production for later in the year, a satire of life in contemporary Britain. We’ll let you know details closer to the time. Also in the planning stage is a sequel for our first ever production, seven years ago, ‘Gathering Jack’, a Valentine’s serial killer. Look out for that in early 2019.
Great Dramatists and Great Drama (New Series of Workshops)
(from Ancient Greece to Modern Theatre)
Starting on Wednesday 9th May and running each Wednesday following through until July we will be looking at some of the great dramatists and some of the great dramas of all time. From Sophocles and Euripides, through to Marlowe and Shakespeare and on to Chekhov, Beckett and Miller we will be examining and performing extracts from plays such as Trojan Women, Oedipus, Faustus, Romeo and Juliet, Macbeth, The Cherry Orchard and Waiting for Godot to explore what makes for great drama.
7pm each Wednesday @ The Casa, Hope Street, Liverpool, £3/£2
All welcome from beginner to experienced actor