Needless Alley Collective Extends THE SHOEMAKER'S WONDERFUL WIFE

After being transferred from its run at the Camden Fringe Festival this summer to the reputable stage of London's principal fringe venue, the King's Head Theatre, Needless Alley Collective's production of The Shoemaker's Wonderful Wife has found such a warm reception, that we have been asked to extend the run.

What has started as a project between just out of University drama students, has now found success on the London stage with critical and audience acclaim.

"Do you know young Mrs Shoemaker? The one whose husband ran away?"

Hailed as a "truly memorable theatrical experience" (The Public Reviews), this unique take on Lorca's farce intertwines traditional Spanish flamenco and contemporary acoustic rhythms. It brings an original and heartwarming approach to Lorca's farcical take on the dysfunctional ways of married life, whilst enhancing its Spanish roots, making this ensemble piece a feast for the ears and the eyes for all types of audiences, including families.

First performed in 1930, The Shoemaker's Wonderful Wife is set in a rural Spanish village and tells the story of the busty, lusty wife of the local Shoemaker and her relationship with the villagers. In this production, Lorca uses his well-known farcical writings to portray this surprisingly realistic social criticism of traditional Catholic communities and the cultural oppression on the inhabitants, particularly on those who refuse to comply with the norms.

The Shoemaker's Wonderful Wife performs the 27th? 30th October at 7.15pm; 29th September at 3pm. Tickets: concession £12; £14 & 18. The King's Head Theatre is located at 115 Upper Street, Islington N1 1QN. For more information visit www.kingsheadtheatre.com or call 0207 478 0160.



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