- Jun 27th 2017 7:30 pm to Jul 8th 2017 7:30 pm
The Shakespeare at The George 2017 summer production will be Pericles: Prince of Tyre
Directed by Richard Brown, with assistant director Charlotte Maylor
The production will be performed from Tuesday 27th June to Saturday 8th July in the courtyard of The George Hotel, Huntingdon.
Tickets are on sale from 1st March 2017. www.satg.org.uk/tickets
PERICLES is a late play, probably written in 1608 and preceding Cymbeline and The Winter’s Tale. In Shakespeare’s time it was one of the most frequently performed of his plays but probably the complexity of locations in the story made it less suitable to the rather formal proscenium arch style of theatre. It is now becoming more popular once again with several recent notable productions. The play is like no other written by Shakespeare for its depth of storyline. It is a wonderful story of pure adventure. It is perhaps easiest to think of it rather like a Shakespearian version of The 1001 Arabian Nights, a fairy tale that romances its way around the Mediterranean world. Once again, there will be a captioned performance, by Stagetext, on the second Tuesday of the production, the 4th July.