AUTUMN 19 & WINTER 20
AUTUMN 19 & WINTER 20
A CHRISTMAS CAROL

It’s a cold, bleak, biting Christmas Eve and old miser Scrooge is not full of the Christmas spirit.  In fact he hates Christmas…(“humbug!” he calls it.)  But on returning home he suddenly finds himself visited by four ghostly apparitions come to teach him a lesson; his old partner Jacob Marley and the ghosts of Christmas Past, Christmas Present and Christmas Yet To Come. 

 

But as Christmas day dawns are these apparitions and their dire warnings enough to make Scrooge see the error of his ways?

 

This faithful new adaptation by Michael Whitmore is taken almost exclusively from the original text and captures the spirit and style of this Dickens classic.

Running time 65 mins

40 mins required before and after the performance to set up and pack away.  

“If I could work my will, every idiot who goes about with 'Merry Christmas' on his lips should be boiled with his own pudding and buried with a stake of holly through his heart...."

YOUR COUNTRY NEEDS YOU

Your Country Needs You examines the politics behind the outbreak of the Great War and how it affected the everyday lives of those both at home and on the front.

 

Michael Whitmore's clever script weaves original source material, songs, sketches, poetry and prose, to examine the effects of war on those directly involved.  Moving, informative and sometimes even comic Your Country Needs You delivers a wartime experience that gets to the heart of the day to day lives of those involved.

 

Running time 65 mins

40 mins required before and after the performance to set up and pack away.  

“it was an absolutely excellent production, skillully written and brilliantly performed. I would recommend it to any school (although in fact I think it deserves a wider audience).”

SPRING 2020
MACBETH

Shakespeare's dark tale of vaulting ambition and the toll it takes is brought to the stage by Michael Whitmore in a brand new production.

 

Whilst out on the heath, Banquo and Macbeth 

meet a trio of witches who foretell that one day Macbeth will be King and soon, consumed by ambition and spurred on by his wife, Macbeth goes on a murderous spree to gain the throne of Scotland.

 

But wracked with guilt and paranoia Macbeth descends into tyranny and soon the bloodbath and civil war spiral Macbeth and Lady Macbeth into madness and death.

Running time 1 hour 50 mins including a short interval to re-set for the second half 

An hour is required before and after the performance to set up and pack away.  We bring staging and all necessary equipment with us.

“When shall we three meet again, In thunder, lightning or in rain? When the hurlyburly's done, When the battle's lost and won. ..."

SUMMER 2020
A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM

Shakespeare’s most enduringly popular comedy of love and intrigue, magic and mayhem, is brought to life in Quantum Theatre's wonderfully funny and exuberant production of the Shakespeare classic.

 

Set on that most dangerous of nights when fairies are abroad and nothing is as it seems four young, unsuspecting, lovers become entangled in their magical affray and soon no mortals are safe in those bewitched and bewitching woods outside Athens….

 

This exciting, funny and intriguing production by Michael Whitmore presents the whole text in a fast-paced, accessible and easily understandable style that will appeal to students and teachers a alike.

Running time 1 hour 50 mins including a short interval to re-set for the second half 

An hour is required before and after the performance to set up and pack away.  We bring staging and all necessary equipment with us.

“If we shadows have offended,

Think but this, and all is mended…

That you have but slumbered here

While these visions did appear…”

Quantum Theatre, The Old Button Factory, 1-11 Bannockburn Road, London SE18 1ET   tel:  020 8317 9000   email: office@quantumtheatre.co.uk

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