Mawa Theater Company has unveiled the cast of their new project titled “Shakespeare-On-Sea”.
In collaboration with the Queen’s Theater Hornchurch, the company will explore Shakespeare’s relationship with the sea and his maritime imagination through a short film.
Sharon Rose (hamilton) will play Prospero from StormMia Jerome (A Christmas Carol) will play Adrianna from comedy of errors while Josephine Melville (EastEnders) will play the nurse of Romeo and Juliet.
The company’s artistic director Maisey Bawden and executive director Danielle Kassaraté will both lead the project, which will take place as part of the Blueprint Festival of New Ideas at the Queen’s Theater Hornchurch from September 12-24, 2022.
Bawden explained today: “Following our first digital project last year, we are delighted to be filming Shakespeare again, this time honoring some of the fantastic talent we have here in Essex. Making Shakespeare digestible and accessible is so important to us and we hope that by giving our audiences free access to Shakespeare as it has never been seen before, in small pieces, will inspire a new generation of theatergoers.”
Rose added: “Having grown up in the heart of Essex and experienced a performance drought in the arts growing up, seeing and now being part of the Mawa Theater Company is pure joy. It reminds me that I matter and my stories matter and that I am not entirely invisible to the thing I love. Mawa Theater Company is food for the soul. A safe space to refresh, replenish and spring.
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