Read Alive: Knight of the Burning Pestle
Category: Theatre Companies – Professional
Date & Time: Sunday 16 October, 4.30pm
Venue: 17 Tory Street, Wellington
Tickets: Entry by donation
October’s Read Alive is The Knight of the Burning Pestle directed by Lyndon Hood. It’s an early modern classic that satirizes chivalric romances and talks directly to the audience from the very start.
Sunday, October 16th
4:30pm (please note that this one is starting half an hour later than normal!)
Read Alive, a new programme of staged readings, is challenging emerging directors to breathe life into rarely performed plays from the Elizabethan and Jacobean periods – in a single day. Actors arrive at 10am, are given their scripts, and work on them for less than 6 hours before a public staged reading at 4:30pm. The programme takes its inspiration from the highly successful Read Not Dead sessions at Shakespeare’s Globe in London and is hosted by The Lord Lackbeards Touring Company and SGCNZ, with funding from the Emerging Artists’ Trust.
Entry is by donation, and includes afternoon tea. We’re looking forward to seeing you there!