Where as most theatre groups spend hours, days and weeks in rehearsals, the Shake-Scene Shakespeare will do none of that when it puts on The Merchant of Venice.
Instead, its cast will use 16th Century practice of cut-script preparation which will see actors and actresses take to the stage without any prior group rehearsal with their co-stars.
They will be guided only by their character’s lines and immediate cue words, in a technique used in Tudor playhouses during the Bard’s time.
Lizzie Conrad Hughes from Shepherd’s Bush is the group’s creator and artistic director Lizzie Conrad Hughes.
She has been teaching the Bard's work for more than 25 years and is an expert in this field, with her past productions in cue script well received and giving audiences a chance to experience the plays as Shakespeare would have wanted.
She said: “Cue scripting is special.
“It’s special because it’s all about the discoveries and the moments, and its about watching actors be there, make those discoveries right in front of your eyes, doing things they had no idea they were going to do, and being completely human whilst being in character.
“Being part of that process from the audience, from the actors, it’s incredibly exciting.
“You’re right on the inside, you experience everything happening.
“The actors and the audience discover the story of the play together.
“The play doesn’t exist until it has been performed for that audience.”
The Merchant of Venice takes place at the Cockpit Theatre in Gateforth Road, Marylebone from October 3 to October 7, starting at 7pm.
Tickets can be bought here or by calling 020 7258 2925 on Monday to Saturday between 10.30am to 6pm.
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