We've just celebrated our first birthday, and the past year has been great fun. During the past 12 months we've performed in theatres, universities and a castle (one with turrets, dungeons and a portcullis!). We've met some fantastic people, made plenty of new friends, featured on BBC Radio Lancashire and BBC Radio 4 Woman's Hour, and had the honour of being one of Diva magazine's 'Top 10 Lez/Bi Things to Do This Week'. We were thrilled by the wonderful response we've received for 'Iphigenia'- and now we've started working on our second project ...
We don't just do Early Modern female playwrights, we like Shakespeare too. In fact, Shakespeare is one of the reasons why we were formed in the first place - we wanted the right to say those words, make those texts live and breathe with our voices. We thought, if you can have all-male productions of Shakespeare, it's only fair to have all-female productions to redress the balance.
I Have A Speech of Fire is a specially-crafted blend of Shakespeare's dialogues about the power of words and silence. The full-length montage features key scenes from:
Two Gentlemen of Verona
The Winter's Tale
Much Ado About Nothing
Antony and Cleopatra
I Have A Speech of Fire premières at Lancaster Castle 14 & 15 March 2014, 8pm. Part of the Lancaster Season of Shakespeare. Tickets £7. More info: http://wp.lancs.ac.uk/shakespeare/lancaster-season-of-shakespeare/performances/