…you should really see Year Out Drama Company doing their annual Story Shakespeare show.
I’ve watched them for about the past fifteen years at C Too at St Columba’s by the Castle and have always left entranced and elated.
They take something of Shakespeare’s, usually from the bottom drawer, and present a fresh, vibrant take which, to be fair, is usually only related to the text very loosely; maybe a title, a plot and the odd line of text. From this, their alternating cast of young actors and singers create fifty minutes of something fresh and sunny which lifts the soul and the heart. They are funny and unpretentious and are always the one thing which I make sure I get tickets for before anything else in August.
This year they are tackling Pericles between 12th and 17th August at C Too.