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Two casts. Two cities. One play. Simultaneously. Cambridge and Exeter are playing host to an original and exciting Shakespeare experience. Shakespeare's underperformed comedy 'The Two Gentlemen of Verona' will be staged in both these cities on Saturday November 26th. The performances will bring the curtain up and down at the same time, and allow audiences, actors and crew to feel part of a theatre experience crossing 200 miles. Valentine is in love with Silvia, his close friend Proteus is in love with Julia. until he meets Silvia. Valentine is banished from Silvia's side, leaving the way clear for Proteus, but Julia is closer than he thinks... Showcasing all that is great about Shakespearean comedy: cross-dressing, banishment, love in many forms and two witty fools. This is 'The Two Gentlemen of Verona' simultaneously. Simultaneous Shakespeare will be supporting the East Anglia's Children's Hospice and the Children's Hospice South West. These charities provide support to families and care for children and young people with life-threatening conditions. There will be a retiring collection for each charity in their respective venues.Performers David Johnson (Valentine), Michael Smith (Proteus), Bryony Hanlon (Silvia), Kel Hamik (Julia), Jonathan Daly (Turio), Nora Williams (Antonio/Duke of Milan), Marcus Frewin-Ridley (Pantino/Eglamour/Outlaw), Noelle Fair (ess)/Outlaw), Emma Killip (Lance/Outlaw), Matthew Quinn (Speed).
Producer The University of Exeter. Producer Homerton College. Producer HATS. Producer Cat Fairbrother. Producer Jess Burgess (assistant). Director Nic Pollard. Director Toni Saxton (assistant). Lighting Jon Promrose. Costume Ellie Chadwick. Music Marcus Frewin-Ridley. Music James Redburn (assistant).
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