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The Canniba l Valour Rep Season 2013
On from 01 Aug 2013 till 01 Aug 2013
All Around Town
Genre(s): Drama, Classic

Tickets: £5.00

About: The Canniba l Valour Rep Season 2013

Brice Stratford's
the Canniba l Valour Rep Season 2013
Friday the 13th (September) – Friday the 13th (December)
at the Poets Church, St Giles-in-the-Fields, 60 St Giles High Street, WC2H 8LG
by Tottenham Court Road tube
Tickets £5 -

Owle Schreame theatre company presents three obscure Jacobean plays, two of them world premieres, in performance at the burial site of their authors.

Three 400 year old plays, two of them performed for the first time in history, featuring Sex and Swords, Murder and Torture, Kidnap and summoning Satan; all for only a fiver. Raw, interactive, classical performances designed for a modern audience. This is not Museum Theatre.

Bussy D'Ambois by George Chapman, published 1607
performed for only the second time in living memory, press night September 13th
The Unfortunate Mother by Thomas Nabbes, published 1640
never before performed, press night October 11th
Honoria and Mammon by James Shirley, published 1659
never before performed, press night November 2nd

Staged at their final resting places, these classical productions are unique in having their
Playwrights present for the run. With pieces so obscure the production scripts have been
transcribed from the original texts, this Autumn the Owle Schreame theatre company are
literally making history with a pair of world premieres, nearly 400 years after their writing. Any
profit made is intended to go towards a memorial to these forgotten writers, and the playtexts
are to be published by the company, with production notes and performance details.

The season is funded entirely by the company's Artistic Director Brice Stratford, who is also
producing, directing and performing in the shows. Previously he directed, produced and
performed in the acclaimed 2011 production of Measure for Measure on the archeological
remains of the Elizabethan Rose Theatre, creating the first Stage Jig on that site in over 400
years; he was presented with an Off West End Award in 2013.

Emulating a classical model, tickets will be only £5 (with more expensive seating available
onstage), and the company will pass the hat at the close of the play, gladly accepting any
surplus donations. The Owle Schreame aim to combine historical techniques with
contemporary experimental practices, creating unique and strikingly effective classical
productions in the process.

The performances will also be turned into audio-plays and the production process will be
documented extensively; the entire archives being made freely available online once the
season has completed. A single cast will perform all three plays on alternate nights, and if
successful, this will be the first of a regular season of performance devoted to the revival and
exploration of the most obscure and forgotten examples of Britain's artistic and historic
theatrical heritage. The aim is to revive history; to bring the dead to life.

For further information contact Brice Stratford on 07891 630016 or

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