Fierce Sisters

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About This Project

A dazzling, immersive winter experience for Shakespeare’s New Place, Stratford-upon-Avon.

 

For winter 2018, Mimbre were commissioned by the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust to shine a light on the women of Shakespeare’s plays in a visually enthralling spectacle performed in the contemporary gardens of Shakespeare’s New Place.

 

Step into the world of Fierce Sisters, as they weave their spell with breathtaking acrobatics, evocative choreography and contemporary soundscapes to explore the essence of Shakespeare’s female characters, bursting out of their stories to claim their own space in today’s world.

 

The promenade performance leads you through the gardens to startling scenes of ambition, strength and passion, each inspired by Shakespeare’s work. Playful interactive stations invite you to explore these themes and contribute your thoughts and feelings on how women are interpreted and portrayed, then and now.

 

This energetic, witty and immersive experience captivates audiences, raises questions that resonate today, and ignites conversations between generations.

 

Cast

Katherine | Arielle Lauzon

Rosalind | Reece Lyons

Beatrice | Madi Maxwell-Libby

Juliet | Rebecca Solomon

Lady Macbeth | Adèle Thompson

Performance devised by company. Writing by Madi Maxwell-Libby, Reece Lyons, Arielle Lauzon and William Shakespeare.

 

Creative Team

Director | Lina Johansson

Production designer | Loren Elstein

Composer | Quinta

Costume Supervisor | Jennifer Gregory

Stage Manager | Shannon Martin

Production Assistant | Zsófi Szendrei

Rigger | Matt Burch

 

The audience said:

‘Amazing, inspirational and captivating!!’

‘Thought-provoking piece in a magical setting.’

‘Massive kudos for putting the important gender conversations centre stage on that platform in such an engaging, beautiful way.’

‘They brought to life Shakespeare’s female characters in a #metoo world.’

 

Photo credit: Adrian Burrows, Gorgeous Obsession using Tempest Cosmetics and Simon Hadley.

 

Fierce Sisters is commissioned by the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust and supported using public funding by Arts Council England.

 

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