ALL-MALE theatre company Propeller return to the Theatre Royal, Plymouth, this February with two shows which explore what it's like being in love with the wrong person: Shakespeare's Twelfth Night and The Taming of The Shrew. One of Shakespeare's best loved comedies of love and confusion, Twelfth Night tells a twisted tale of mistaken identity, transformation and deception.
With a man playing a girl disguised as a boy, illusion and reality are almost indistinguishable on Propeller's island of Illyria. Dark and delightful, the play asks 'What happens when you fall in love with the wrong person?' The answer is both beautiful and bittersweet.
In The Taming Of The Shrew two disguised, competing suitors clamour for the hand of beautiful Bianca while gold-digging Petruchio agrees to wed her viciously ill-tempered sister Kate, sight-unseen. The difference between marrying for love and marrying for money, however, becomes increasingly difficult to judge. This brash, brutal and darkly comic story pulls no punches.
Mixing a rigorous approach to the text with a modern physical aesthetic, Propeller have been influenced by mask work, animation and classic and modern film and music from all ages. The Taming Of The Shrew is being performed on February 12 and 15 at 7.30pm and on February 16 at 2pm.
Twelfth Night is being performed on February 13, 14 and 16 at 7.30pm and on February 14 at 2.30pm.
For more information call: 01752 267222.
Or go online at www.theatreroyal.com/shrew or www.theatreroyal.com/twelfth