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our 2021 season of 'from age to age' is here!
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Introducing our 2021 season
For its 14th touring season, GYP, in association with DRAMESTICS THEATRE COMPANY, are delighted to introduce to you:
"From Age to Age".
In association with two actors from its sister company, Dramestics Theatre Company, two former young members of GYP take you on a journey through original poetry and some of Shakespeare's plays as part of their reflection on life and love.
Directed by Edward Derbyshire
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The common adage is that William Shakespeare sheds a light upon every conceivable human experience and provides us with a universality with which we may all identify. Certainly, his poetry can strike a chord with many, and evoke the whole gamut of emotional responses, much like music. Over thirty years, a son and father with a shared love of Shakespeare, imparted to the younger by the older, write to one another about the common, sometimes overlapping, events of their lives. Over the decades, they thread their nuanced, often unspoken emotions through the lines they pen, never openly acknowledging their feelings other than through inflection and choice of vocabulary; and yet each knows the other. Here we present these poems, some for the first time: a literary, personal and intimate conversation interwoven with a few monologues from their favourite lyricist, Shakespeare. Be prepared to hear words from Hamlet, Twelfth Night, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Tempest and Much Ado About Nothing amongst others, and to share in this intergenerational journey, a veritable whirligig of time.
Background Artwork by Jonathan Puddick