THE WARS OF THE ROSES is the second of Sport for Jove’s Shakespeare Histories compendium, ROSE RIOT. It brings the audience from Henry VI, through Joan of Arc to Richard III with a boldness and bravado of accessible imagining and uniformly excellent performances. Performed, as is its sister show THE HOLLOW CROWN (SAG Review), in the openness of Bella Vista Farm, the production is a visceral experience when close to the cast in the slatted shed and a considerable exercise of intellect when royal evil is aired on an outdoor stage after interval. Continue reading THE WARS OF THE ROSES: SPORT FOR JOVE’S STUNNING SHAKESPEARE SEASON
To the curmudgeon who pontificated loudly, even during the show, that it wasn’t working. I don’t know you, even though we have been engaged in the closeness of watching theatre together. So I can’t take you for a drink to let you know that you are just plain wrong and need to take your elitist, out of touch, resistant attitude and just sod off. Me, and I could hear and see, the other 150 plus audience just loved THE HOLLOW CROWN, first in the two part ROSE RIOT season from Sport for Jove.
Playing at Bella Vista Farm, ROSE RIOT is two golden productions which are forged with vision, experience and coherent expression by a company who make bold choices, assemble extraordinary talent and encircle their audiences with enthralling beauty. There’s a reason why Shakespeare lends his name to an adjective. Reverence and relevance and the adventure of seeing the darknesses of great wrongs and the shiningness of majestic rights, all before our eyes with real voices, the musicality of poetry and a physicality that delights and engages. And ideas, always the ideas. Continue reading THE HOLLOW CROWN: A MAGNIFICENT PRODUCTION FROM SPORT FOR JOVE
This summer Sport for Jove celebrates ten incredible years of theatre-making, ten summers of thrilling and surprising outdoor theatre, with their most immersive and ambitious season yet: SHAKESPEARE’S ROSE RIOT.
ROSE RIOT consists of two distinct but linked productions. THE HOLLOW CROWN (Richard II, Henry IV, Henry V) and THE WARS OF THE ROSES (Henry VI, Richard III). Audiences can enjoy either show as a standalone production or experience full the cycle by seeing both. Continue reading ROSE RIOT: SPORT FOR JOVE’S IMMERSIVE, AMBITIOUS SHAKESPEARE. GIVEAWAY