Melmoth Productions is to run a two play rep season at the Hobgoblin
Pub Theatre (home of EDC Comedy Club) in Forest Hill, SE23. The season
runs from 11th April to 19th May (Tuesday to Saturday).
Not About Heroes
By Stephen Macdonald
When Wilfred Owen was sent to Craiglockhart War Hospital for Nervous
Disorders in June, 1917, he was suffering from shell-shock after four
months in the trenches in France. He aspired to be a poet, but had
achieved nothing of note. Following his meeting with the celebrated
poet Siegfried Sassoon, Owen developed a friendship with his mentor
that set him out on his journey to become the greatest of the War
7.45pm Tues to Fri
11th to 14th April
25th to 27th April
9th to 12th May
By Stuart Draper with original music by Martin Thisleton
Romeo loved Juliet. Anthony loved Cleopatra. Shakespeare loved Willy.
William Shakespeare (actor, director, playwright, poet, genius) has
booked a theatre venue in South London to finally come clean about
the mysterious WH of the sonnets. He hasn't banked on the fact that
WH, keen for a piece of the limelight, has also turned up, eager to
tell his side of the story.
Will's got the whole evening mapped out: a few readings from the
sonnets, some extracts from his most famous plays, and a nice and
cosy question and answer session. Couldn't be easier.
WH, however, is intent on 'outing' Shakespeare as a lazy, drunk,
Funny and poignant, To WH takes the audience through Shakespeare's
life, from his first ill-fated meeting with WH, to his death in Stratford.
Punctuated by blues-style renditions of the sonnets from the Dark
Lady herself, To WH finally bangs the nail into the coffin
of Shakespeare's heterosexuality.
7.45pm, Tues to Fri
April 18th to 21st
May 2nd to 5th
May 16th to 19th
Ticket prices, priced £10/£8 concessions, are available
from the box office on 020 7639 5590.