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Wittenberg Revisited


European Reading in Performance (BULGARIA)

  • Atrium - Creative Centre - YSJ University

About the Show

20th April - York St John University Creative Centre Atrium 4:30pm - Introduction 5:30pm - Play Reading £5 Standard £5 Pass It On! (purchase a ticket for someone who otherwise would be unable to attend this event) Hidden in the deepest dungeon of Denmark, immediately after Hamlet’s death, Horr/atio prepares to drink the dregs of the poisoned cup. Then… comes a knock on the door. Starting at a pivotal moment for the future of Denmark, Wittenberg Revisited takes its audience through a labyrinth of mysteries surrounding the Prince and those closest to him, in order to see them in a completely new light. Like any good crime story, it revels in asking unasked questions, unpeeling layers of silence, and constructing a new history of events, with a ghost at its centre and a love that Shakespeare’s play leaves unresolved. Written by Georgi Tenev, one of the most intellectually probing Bulgarian novelists, and Ivan Dobchev, a seminal theatre director and pedagogue, the play was the 2011 jewel in the crown of the influential Theatre Laboratory Sfumato, in Sofia. In 2012, it received the national ASKEER Prize for contemporary dramaturgy. We are delighted to give this first staged reading of the play in English, directed by York based actor and director Jacob Ward. Jacob Ward is an actor and director from York. He trained at The Oxford School of Drama. Recent acting works include: The Tempest: York Shakespeare Project, A Fool Fooled (Marin Držić): York International Shakespeare Festival, and an immersive War of the Roses: York Creatives and Viridian FX. He also directed War of the Roses and A Fool Fooled; other recent directing credits include: The Real Thing: York Settlement Community Players at York Theatre Royal and Outliving: Next Door But One (as part of Yorkshire Trios at York Theatre Royal). The reading will be preceded by an introduction from Professor Boika Sokolova and Professor Nicoleta Cinpoes which is free to attend.


Booking Information

On each of our events we offer a ticket option called Pass It On! If you purchase any number of these tickets, we will gratefully pass them on to people who otherwise would be unable to attend due to financial barriers, with a special focus on refugees and asylum seekers. Would you like to be considered for a Pass It On! ticket? Contact us at info@yorkshakes.co.uk --- All tickets for our events have an added 20p to help cover our ticket processing surcharge. Tickets purchased in person are not subject to this charge, but we cannot guarantee availability without booking in advance. --- Each of our venues have different accessibility. If you are disabled please contact us to confirm accessibility information for this venue. Call 07784819412 or email skylar@parrabbola.co.uk --- No longer able to attend? We understand - things happen. If you are no longer able to attend we ask that you let us know as far in advance as possible so we can re-sell your ticket. We will offer refunds and aim to process these within 30 days. Contact us at info@yorkshakes.co.uk for more information and to request a cancellation.


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