Now On –
Gertrude – The Cry
Until June 30th 2016
“No playwright knows better than Howard Barker of the intimate relationship of sex and death, sin and ecstasy” (Lyn Gardner, in the Guardian, on Gertrude)
The titular Gertrude is played by Izabella Urbanowicz (Truth and Reconciliation, Royal Court Theatre; The Session, Soho Theatre; Hamlet Peckham, The Bussey Building; What You Will: Pop Up Shakespeare, Shakespeare’s Globe; and The Crimson Petal and the White (BBC/Origin Pictures)).
Alongside her performing are: Alexander Hulme (Abominations, Etcetera Theatre, and The Glass Protégé, Park Theatre) as Claudius, Jamie Hutchins (Hello Norma Jeane, Park Theatre) as Hamlet, Stephen Oswald (Nobody’s Business, King’s Head Theatre) as Cascan, LJ Reeves (Antigone, The Hope Theatre) as Ragusa, David Zachary (The Kissing Dance, Ye Olde Rose and Crowne Theatre) as Albert and Liza Keast as Isola, best known for her regular cabaret performances at the Crazy Coqs, the Pheasantry, the Cellar Door, Leicester Square Lounge and the Battersea Barge.
***** “Chris Hislop directs a well-paced and tightly-managed production, enthusiastic in its humour yet showing the discipline needed to keep a free-wheeling script from running disastrously away” (Fringe Guru on More Light)
Combining feminism, sex and objectification into his own take on Shakespeare’s Hamlet, Howard Barker’s Gertrude is a complicated, challenging and utterly filthy play. Theatre N16 will be playing host to its first major London revival since its premiere in 2002, directed by renowned theatre publicist Chris Hislop, assisted by Kim Southey, and produced by LWL Entertainment Ltd, in association with Theatre N16.
Gertrude – The Cry is Chris Hislop’s third Shakespeare pastiche/parody directed after Snoo Wilson’s More Light (**** “excellent” What’s On Stage) at the Rose Bankside and Andrew Shepherd’s The Shakespeare Conspiracy (**** “funny, witty, intelligent” Remotegoat) at the Chelsea Theatre.
Title Gertrude – The Cry
Playwright Howard Barker
Director Chris Hislop
Assistant Director Kim Southey
Producers LWL Entertainment Ltd. in association with Theatre N16
Performance Dates June 12th 2015 – June 30th 2015 Sunday – Thursday, 7.30pm
Venue Theatre N16, The Bedford Pub, 77 Bedford Hill, London SW12 9HD
Ticket Price £14 (£10 concessions)
Box Office Ticketsource (www.ticketsource.co.uk/theatren16)
Travel Balham station (2 min walk) Streatham Hill station (20 min walk)
Links Website (theatren16.co.uk)