This new production has received funding by Arts Council England and is generously supported by Tara Arts. We now need to raise an additional £5000 to make sure we perform to a full house every night. The money raised through crowdfunding is going to cover the cost of 2 Audience Development Officers, a Press Agent, posters, flyers & social media advertising. Our aim is to reach out especially to young, urban, diverse London audiences (read through our rewards to find out more).
About the show:
“This man here, has experienced what we have only read about… why, this Man is Othello”
Two spirited men arrive in London looking for Shakespeare. They say they are from Balaika, Africa. They have passed through fire to be here and are determined for the great man to hear their stories.
Alas, Shakespeare is dead! However, his theatre still stands. Soon they find themselves swept up and placed on stage in front of an expectant audience. Fame, fortune and two smitten actresses await. But, can they survive the hostile environment?
In triumphantly energetic style, two actors (last seen together in Sizwe Banzi is Dead at the Young Vic) play men, women and immigration police to portray this funny yet moving story of love, friendship, and ambition. A vibrant and utterly engaging theatre experience not to be missed.
Performed by Sibusiso Mamba and Tonderai Munyevu
Written by Tonderai Munyevu
Directed and produced by Arne Pohlmeier
Reviews of previous Two Gents productions:
"Uproariously entertaining" - The Guardian
"A rollicking, fast-paced bit of storytelling" - Time Out
"A radiant examination of our own humanity" - RemoteGoat
Performances: Wednesday 7 to Saturday 24 November 7.30pm
Matinees: Thursday 15 & 22 November 2pm | Saturday 17 & 24 November 3pm
Seat prices: £16.50 Full/ £13.50 Concessions | All performances
£13.50 SW postcodes offer | All Mon and Tues performances
10% group discount on 10+, including schools