The One Fell Swoop Project UNLOCKED came into existence last year as a response to hardship experienced by performing artists and people in Brighton as a result of the Covid 19 crisis. After performing for six weeks of weekly 24 hour Shakespeare productions, this micro festival raised a whopping £1148 for Fareshare, a local and national charity that fights food poverty.
As last year, the actors will only be told which play they are performing the evening before the performances and have just 24 hours to con their roles and rehearse in what promises to be a thrilling, live and immersive exploration of the Bard’s immortal works.
What’s more, you, the audience, will have no idea which play you’re coming to watch until you take your seats.
We will choose from
Romeo and Juliet
The Merry Wives of Windsor
The Merchant of Venice
Love's Labours Lost
A Winters Tale
and a mystery play.
What's it to be or not to be?
We are committed to :
- casting against gender, age or type
- challenging sexual stereotypes
- working with local charities and businesses
- creating opportunities for young people between 14 - 25 years of age to experience front of house, box office roles, directing, producing and performing in productions with established artists of all ages.
- donating 100% of profits from the shows to Fareshare.
The plays will be performed in the magical setting of the Sensory Garden in St Anne’s Well Gardens, Hove, on 5 weekends and one midweek event (due to the popular St Anne's Wells Gardens Tea Party) from the 24th July, 2021.
On Saturdays doors opening at 5.30pm with performance starting at 6pm, and Sundays doors opening at 2.30pm with performance starting at 3pm.
So keep following dates free for picnics, fun, laughter and outrageous performances from some of Brightons Favourite Shakespearean Actors:
July 31st/1st August,
and August 28th/29th.
In line with government guidance we will continue to ensure social distancing for the audience, and will provide all necessary information on the day.
OFS is part of the Authentic Artist Collective, and is a Community Interest Company.