Southwark Cathedral’s Shakespeare Memorial window by Christopher Webb (1866–1966)
PERICLES 2020 is a dramatic new re-imagining of Shakespeare’s lyrical play drawing together music, drama, puppetry and choral singing in a celebration of history, contemporary culture and community. A cast of 22 with an ensemble of baroque instruments and a community choir, embark on a journey of shipwrecks, coincidences, riddles and miracles. And all is watched over by John Gower, the medieval poet who returns from the grave to tell the story, played here by a giant puppet.
PERICLES 2020 will premiere at the Embassy Theatre (May 2020) before touring to three extraordinary UK cathedrals beginning at Southwark Cathedral on Saturday 6th June 2020. The spectacular cathedral settings, enriched by sculptural lighting, staging and vibrant music make PERICLES 2020 an unforgettable and sumptuous production.
SuchStuff Productions is a not-for-profit organisation, set up to offer exceptional creative frameworks for young actors and musicians. Our new production, Pericles 2020, builds upon this model by extending the opportunities to composers and community choral groups and working collaboratively with new venues. Generous financial and in-kind support from Royal Central School of Speech and Drama fund the creation and development of PERICLES.