I KNOW YOU OF OLD
TUESDAY 5th June // 7:30 // £12 Full . £10 conc
Hero is dead.
The funeral only hours away, those strange circumstances of her sudden expiration hang in the air - are the rumours about Hero to be trusted? The beacon-like coffin attracts three lonely souls: fiancé Claudio, wracked with grief and guilt; cousin Beatrice, acid-tongued, hungry for satisfaction; notorious playboy Benedick, burning for the game, smart-phone clasped close. Desperate to atone and do one last thing for Hero, Claudio focusses on his fellow ghouls - he will bring this prickly pair together.
Using only Shakespeare's original text, David Fairs re-orchestrates Much Ado About Nothing into this new, alternative dark comedy - a juicy, messy, intimate farce. Benedick and Beatrice are legendary, their intense battles of wit hilarious and sparkling - but slice deeper: is there something rotten at the heart of the Merry War…?
Performing at the Royal Shakespeare Company's Dell in June 2018, following the critically acclaimed run at London's Hope Theatre in Summer 2017.
According to legend, the Golem is a creature made out of raw clay, re-formed in a new shape, and brought to life with words. We create theatre by repurposing and reimagining texts, shedding new light on stories you might think you already know. GOLEM! craft new plays from original sources by experimenting with theatrical architecture, adding music, humour and a splash of David Lynch, to draw out the stories between - as well as within - the lines, making something bold, exciting, and very different. Previous shows Macbeths (Hope Theatre, 2016), I Know You Of Old (Hope Theatre, 2017) and Tomorrow Creeps (VAULT 2018) have each received numerous 4 star reviews. For reviews and photos, visit www.golemtheatre.co.uk