The white cage keeps them in. Or maybe it keeps us out. A combination of the physical and emotional; a safety blanket for the performers to hide behind, lest they open themselves up to their partners and feel vulnerable, ashamed and naked. Torn Apart takes place entirely within this whitewash structure, on a bed, between three seemingly unrelated couples that all gradually reveal a combination of links to marry them all together. BJ McNeill’s script is layered, full of depth and subtext that mandates a second viewing to slot all the pieces together.
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William Shakespeare is not a playwright to be messed with, but one to be respected and honoured with accurate, classical reconstructions from his extensive portfolio… Not the opinion of this particular journalist, but one that is entrenched within a certain breed of theatregoer even among the cosmopolitan, progressive landscape of London. These are the people that scoff at Emma Rice, the ones that balk at such drastic notions as re-enacting Shakespeare in the modern day.
Theatre company GOLEM! returns to the Hope Theatre with I Know You Of Old, a reorchestration by David Fairs of Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing.
Writer/ director BJ McNeill brings Torn Apart (Dissolution) to The Hope Theatre with No Offence Theatre in July.