Propeller is an all-male Shakespeare company which seeks to find more engaging ways of expressing Shakespeare to audiences, and to more completely explore the relationship between text and performance.
Combining rigorous examination of the text with modern physical adaptations of classic Shakespeare works, Propeller seeks to engage new audiences hitherto disconnected from the Bard’s work. As part of their approach, Propeller assimilate a number of new influences, such as mask work, animation, classic and modern film and music from all ages.
Propeller are a company of international renown, having toured productions to Australia, China, Spain, Mexico, The Philippines, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Malaysia, Cyprus, Ireland, Tokyo, Gdansk, Germany, Italy, Malta, Hong Kong and the U.S.A.
Time Lapse of 'Twelfth Night' Get-in
Propeller Theatre's production of Shakespeare's 'Twelfth Night' Get-in at The Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham 15-16 April, 2013.
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Propeller - The Taming of the Shrew Trailer
In The Taming Of The Shrew two, disguised, competing suitors clamour for the hand of beautiful Bianca whilst 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.
One thing is certain - nobody does Shakespeare like Propeller.
On tour with Twelfth Night until Summer 2013
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Edward Hall presents the first Jill Fraser Award at Norwich Theatre Royal
The Jill Fraser Award was established by Propeller to reward an outstanding theatre practitioner -- in any field -- under the age of 30. The winner receives a £5,000 prize, and a contract to work with Propeller. The award was established in memory of the late Jill Fraser MBE, former artistic director of the Watermill, Newbury, and the award fund was donated by the Mackintosh Foundation.
Propeller - Twelfth Night Trailer
Propeller's highly-anticipated revival of their critically acclaimed Twelfth Night tours the UK and internationally in 2013. For dates and tickets please visit www.propeller.org.uk
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?' and the answer is both beautiful and bittersweet.
One thing is certain: no-one does Shakespeare like Propeller.
Propeller's Pocket Henry V
Go behind the scenes with Edward Hall and Propeller as they bring their pocket-sized version of Henry V to venues up and down the UK.
Video by Dominic Clemence.
The Winter's Tale Trailer - Propeller
Propeller's The Winter's Tale, directed by Edward Hall
Touring the UK and the globe throughout 2012. For more information please visit www.propeller.org.uk
The Comedy of Errors Trailer
This is Shakespeare's most farcical comedy, and also his smartest. Two sets of estranged twins, separated at birth, find themselves in the same city 25 years later with hilarious consequences. A series of mistaken identities, assumed personas, and wild mishaps bring a family crisis - so complicated that time itself loses the plot - into heart warming focus. Fortunately the audience is always one step ahead...
Richard III Trailer
Richard III brings the War of the Roses cycle of history plays to a close in bloody fashion. Arguably Shakespeare's most villainous King, we watch in horror and delight as Richard murders his way to the throne, unable to resist his cruel wit and dark humour. This is a hugely entertaining and diabolical adventure that tells the story of one man's journey to heaven, then back to hell.
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