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.
Looking forward we are now working on a devised piece of theatre, ‘Burning of the Sick and the Poor’, a satire of contemporary British society which will look at the issues around the current crisis in housing and homelessness. We’ll be performing this in May as always at The Casa but also down at St Luke’s Bombed Out Church. We’ll post more details closer to the time.
Devising Theatre Workshops
We have now begun a series of workshops on devised theatre which are designed to explore and create material for our spring production, a satire of British contemporary society entitled ‘Burning of the Sick and the Poor’. We are focusing on the current crisis in housing looking at slum landlordism, gentrification, homelessness and such like. Workshops are every Wednesday (no workshop 24th January and some weeks will be moved to Tuesdays – check our blog section for updates or with ‘Burjesta Liverpool’ on Facebook). They start at the slightly earlier time than normal, 6pm, but if you can’t make it that early come whenever you can thereafter. They take place at The Casa on Hope Street, Liverpool, L1 9BQ. We are an inclusive group and all our welcome from beginner to experienced actor. It is not too late to get involved just turn up on the night and take it from there and participants can attend the workshops which cost £3/£2 a session without any obligation to be in the production. For more information send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org