2011 is already shaping up to be a very exciting year for SourDough Theatre. We are currently deep into rehearsals for our upcoming show, The Bloodline, which is an adaptation of King Lear and, indeed, many things Shakespeare. Our emphasis with this show will be on the visual as we use The Bard’s text as another media (such as shadows or music). The framework we have been researching since 2010’s mince-pie fuelled fundraiser, A Christmas Carol, is that of underground organisations and the crime world. We are fairly confident that we can somehow find a place for Will’s words in this world. The Bloodline will be performed at The Bike Shed Theatre on 31st March – 2nd April.

The Bloodline Poster

We have exciting news to do with the In The Flesh festival at The Barbican in Plymouth, where we will be showcasing a sneak-peek extract from The Bloodline. We will also be performing at the Tagore Festival at Dartington where we have teamed up with Jerri Daboo to create a new version of The Red Oleanders which we will taking to the festival (and possibly beyond?). We have put our names forward for a few other festivals and, if these applications pay off, 2011 will shape up to be a very interesting one.

With each New Year come (it seems) new opportunities and we have been talking long and hard about where to take the company as we finish off our first year of existence (and indeed what kind of theatre company we are). In light of this we are looking to take one of our shows (tbc-watch this space!) on a South West Summer Tour.


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