Having seen Creation Theatre's excellent Christmas productions in the past, I took advantage of an offer and got tickets for Antony and Cleopatra at the Said School outdoor amphitheatre. I was pursuaded to take my 12-year-old nephew who was desperate to see some 'real' Shakespear but worried that he might not 'get' a tragedy rather than the comedy I would probably have chosen otherwise. He got it in spades, and is now badgering me to go to see more Shakespear and more Creation Theatre.
We both thoroughly enjoyed this production, which was fast-paced, imaginative and made the most of the venue. The cast even came up with the odd tweak when things weren't quite right, drawing us into the plot.
I cannot thank the company enough for showing a nearly-teenager the magic of Shakespear, and giving me a theatre-going companion for years to come. If you can, go!
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