ET TU – Tamora and Caesar

In an endless battle, two sworn enemies come together and connect over the trauma of their wars.

Julius Caesar – Timothy Hofmeier
Tamora – Sabrina Richmond
Written by Tilly Lunken
Directed by Victorine Pontillon
Et Tu Tamora and Caesar is part of the Et Tu Series by In Soulilouquy

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Music: Anamalie by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0
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Sabrina Richmond is a performer and writer. She has performed in new writing in theatres across London such as Theatre Royal Haymarket & The Pleasance. Her first play An African in the snow – a migratory experience of loving & living in the cracks of identity across 5 countries has an upcoming short residency at The Pleasance theatre’s LABS programme. Her background in journalism drives her interest in issue-based storytelling. She undertook her actor training at an Acting for Film Conservatory, New York Film Academy, New York.
Spotlight: https://www.spotlight.com/interactive/cv/9252-1209-4269

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Timothy Hofmeier – https://www.spotlight.com/1891-3494-6269

 

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Happy National Poetry Day!

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Some of our favourite lines to celebrate #WorldPoetryDay2017.

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The Ides! The Ides! The Continuing Relevance of The Soothsayer.

Don’t want to stress you out but this it’s the Ides of March and you’d better beware of your besties and their swords if you’re a general with eyes on a greater throne. Listen to your people.

The Soothsayer In Souliloquy from In Souliloquy on Vimeo.

And then reflect.

Does this piece have more meaning at this time of year? Has our shifting political context given new understanding to these words? Where does this voice sit in our collection?

The continuing relevance of your work is something we writers of theatre think a lot about. There is a tendency in the ‘New Writing’ scene (particularly in London) to write contemporary, immediate and responsive work to the world we are currently experience – which is great. But the cute satirical short play ‘Flood’ I wrote a couple of Australian Prime Ministers Ago doesn’t really belong on a 2017 stage.

I’ve been lucky enough to have had the same work performed more than once and it’s fantastic. I LOVE IT. ‘Fresh Legs’ was produced in both 2015 and 2016 and was an absolute joy to watch develop with both production teams. I think a writer should embrace the form and part of the form is for a work to exist in many different ways.

Theatre is also is about revisiting texts. It’s about rediscovering the new in performance and about interpretations. Nothing is fixed and it can and should exist in many forms. We are looking to explore how this can manifest digitally (see Snout!).

With Shakespeare we get a lot of productions of a lot of texts. This of course means we get snooty critics getting hot under the collar about casting or people getting political about the use of lighting in a traditional space – but it also means we can do ALL of this and more. There are post-colonial versions, queer reinterpretations, puppetry – we might be celebrating 401 years this year but these texts are so alive.

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So are ours. We hope. Not just on the Ides.

This year alongside making new work well be revisiting some of our existing texts #InSouliloquyRevisited and continuing to play and develop what Digital Theatre can mean.

Meantime rewatch Chris Rogers’ great performance as the Soothsayer and think about that lost Empire and what we live now.

x Tilly x

 

 

The Soothsayer In Souliloquy.

With horrible inevitability, he must keep speaking.

Performed by Chris Rogers
Written by Tilly Lunken
Directed by Victorine Pontillon
After William Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar.
Special thanks to Steven Levy, the Charing Cross Theatre, Jennifer Hook and Chris Rogers.

The Soothsayer In Souliloquy is part of Cycle 2 of In Souliloquy.
In Souliloquy is devised and produced by V&T
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Music:
Satiate Strings by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0
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Introducing: In Souliloquy Cycle 3 Characters!

Here are our  wonderful characters for cycle 3!

Yorick.

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No one truly knows another well.

  • Written by Tilly Lunken
  • Directed by Victorine Pontillon
  • Performed by John Last

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Miranda.

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A Princess who’s lasting happiness is tempered by the sea.

  • Written by Tilly Lunken
  • Directed by Victorine Pontillon
  • Performed by Tessa Hart

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Richard III.

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This King seeks not redemption but to redress his foul memory.

  • Written by Tilly Lunken
  • Directed by Victorine Pontillon

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Viola.

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Finding who you are when you are not who you are makes a fine song.

  • Written by Tilly Lunken
  • Directed by Victorine Pontillon
  • Performed by Peyvand Sadeghian

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The Soothsayer.

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Even knowing the horrible inevitability, he must keep speaking.

  • Written by Tilly Lunken
  • Directed by Victorine Pontillon
  • Performed by Chris Rogers

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Emilia.

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Emilia can’t ever forget and she will never forgive.

  • Written by Tilly Lunken
  • Directed by Victorine Pontillon
  • Performed by Shannon Howes

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