Belgrade Theatre to Shine Spotlight on Spanish Golden Age in A LADY OF LITTLE SENSE and More, March 26-April 19
The Belgrade Theatre is shining a spotlight on three rarely seen classics from the treasure chest of world drama with performances of A Lady of Little Sense, Don Gil of the Green Breeches and Punishment Without Revenge appearing in the B2 Auditorium between Wednesday 26 March and Saturday 19 April.
Coventry's Belgrade Theatre, Theatre Royal Bath and Arcola Theatre London have joined forces to co-produce these three plays featuring one company of just ten actors. The Spanish Golden Age Season offers an unprecedented opportunity to catch these rarely performed, vibrant classics - two outrageous comedies and one devastating tragedy - all of them, extraordinary discoveries.
A Lady of Little Sense is by Lope de Vega in a new translation by David Johnston, Don Gil of the Green Breeches is by Tirso de Molina in a brand-new translation by Sean O'Brien, and Punishment Without Revenge is by Lope de Vega is newly translated by Meredith Oakes.
Laurence Boswell and Mehmet Ergen share the directorial honours in this season.
Coventry born and bred, Laurence Boswell can list Olivier Award-winning director and RSC Associate Director on his CV alongside numerous directing credits including Ben Elton's Popcorn, Eddie Izzard in a revival of A Day in the Death of Joe Egg, and Matt Damon, Jake Gyllenhaal, Hayden Christensen, Freddie Prinze Jr and Anna Paquin for West End debuts in This Is Our Youth, which ran concurrently with Up for Grabs, featuring Madonna.
Of the Spanish Golden Age Season, Laurence explains, "Ten fantastic actors at the top of their game telling three incredible stories about the glories and dangers of passionate love - it's a thrilling, unforgettable experience. I am pleased and proud that this celebrated work, which has been loved by delighted audiences in London and Bath, can now be enjoyed in my home town of Coventry."
The Spanish Golden Age cast performing the plays in repertory are Nick Barber, Jim Bywater, Hedydd Dylan, Annie Hemingway, William Hoyland, Katie Lightfoot, Frances McNamee, Chris Andrew Mellon, Doug Rao and Simon Scardifield.
Eagle-eyed Belgrade theatregoers may recognise cast member, Simon Scardifield from his previous appearances at the Belgrade when he played the role of Nikolai Triletsky in the production, Sons Without Fathers.
Tickets for The Spanish Golden Age Season are available now from the Belgrade Theatre box office on 024 7655 3055 priced from £8.75 - £20.75 or via www.belgrade.co.uk where cheaper tickets are available.