MIRANDO THE GAY TEMPEST
Our latest project is an exuberant adaptation of The Tempest by William Shakespeare. – a one man “tour de force’ imagining the play peopled by gay characters, with Prospero’s daughter transformed into his son Mirando. An hour long version of the text was first performed by Martin Lewton, directed by Andrew McKinnon as a work in progress at Birkbeck, University of London as part of Birkbeck Arts Week. Since then, following a Grant for the Arts award for research and development, MIRANDO has been shown in London, Brighton, Eastbourne, Hastings, Manchester and Barcelona. Twelve performances of the show were given during Brighton Fringe where MIRANDO was part of the Arts Industry Showcase WINDOW.
“a remarkable tour de force of storytelling and physical acting..boisterous, compelling, deeply touching” GScene
Next performances in London at JERMYN STREET THEATRE, Piccadilly Valentine’s Day 14th February 2016 www.jermynstreettheatre.co.uk
and LION AND THE UNICORN THEATRE Kentish Town 23 February – 5 March 2016 www.lionandunicorntheatre.co.uk