Naples, 1606. Inside an unfinished church, a painting is emerging from the darkness - CaravaggioÃ¢â¬â¢s first since he killed a man and fled Rome. Bootle, the present day. A retired dock worker teaches his grandson, as their community disintegrates around them. Anders LustgartenÃ¢â¬â¢s visceral new play confronts the dangerous necessity of compassion, in a world where it is in short supply.
This production contains violence and scenes of a sexual nature.
Three wandering cavaliers, exiled from Cromwellâs England, meet up in a Spanish colony as carnival begins. Meanwhile three wealthy sisters escape their overbearing brother and disappear into the city in search of love. As night falls and the wine flows, chaos ensues. The Rover was last staged in 1986 as part of the Swan Theatreâs first season. Directed by Loveday Ingram.
Celebrate Valentine's Day at Shakespeare's Birthplace. This event is free with a valid annual pass and takes place from 12pm-4pm On Valentine's Day you and your loved one can transform into Shakespeare's romantic heroes! Dress up as your favourite Shakespearian couple and act out one of their famously romantic scenes with Shakespeare Aloud! Cherish the moment by having your scene recorded and posted on social media.
Celebrate Valentine's Day at Anne Hathaway's Cottage This event is free with a valid annual pass and takes place from 12pm-4pm Spend this Valentine's Day with your loved ones at the very place Shakespeare's love for Anne Hathaway bloomed. Follow the riddles and post your Valentine's message in our love post box. The most romantic messages will be posted on Twitter.
Celebrate Valentine's Day at Hall's Croft This event is free with a valid annual pass and takes place from 12pm-4pm. Enjoy a romantic stroll through the stunning Hall's Croft garden and place your Valentine's message on our special Valentine's tree. Make a wish for your loved ones and celebrate this day of loves with everyone you hold dear.
My Last Will and Tasty Mint John Shuttleworth hits the road following appearances on Celebrity Antiques Roadshow and the second series of Radio 4s John Shuttleworths Lounge Music for his farewell tour.
A recent health scare (well, a mild bout of sciatica) has made Sheffields finest singer/songwriter(The Times) focus on his mortality, and the many things he needs to do before the inevitable move into a hospice. Can sole agent, Ken Worthington pull out the stops and make John a star before his retirement? As befits a man living on borrowed time John considers Lifes major issues: the rise in popularity of hi viz protective wear, the suitability of the plastic lid on takeaway coffee cups, and the excitement he felt when sucking his first mint: It gave my tongue activity, as the mints flavours bore into me, turning my grey world azure blue I remember my first Polo, do you?
Barry Steele is widely recognised as one of the worldâs leading vocalists playing homage to legend Roy Orbison. He has stunned audiences across the globe with his uncanny similarity and ability to authentically revive the exquisite toe-tapping sound of this music giant. Barry Steele is quite simply unmissable, as he takes you on this specially produced musical journey in time as he celebrates his own personal ten year anniversary on tour.