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.
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.
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.’