Posted on: 31st January, 2014
14th December, 2018
It is a tearful farewell for best mates, Valentine and Proteus. Valentine takes a gap year to travel and see the world, while Proteus stays home, committed to his girlfriend, Julia. But his overbearing mother intervenes, insisting Proteus, too, should broaden his horizons and follow Valentine, leaving Proteus and Julia heartbroken.
However, all is not lost! Julia has a plan to disguise herself as a boy, (because what Shakespeare play would be complete without a good girl-dressed-as-boy storyline?) and, unbeknown to Proteus, follows him on his travels.
Meanwhile, in Milan, Valentine has fallen in love with the Duke’s feisty daughter, Silvia. But now, Proteus has forgotten all about Julia, and only has eyes for Sylvia… whatever the cost!
How far is Proteus willing to go to win Sylvia? Will friendship win over infatuation? And will Julia keep hold of her man?
Aled Pedrick trained as an actor at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, and now teaches on the BA Acting course. He is fortunate enough to enjoy a varied career as performer and director, working in theatre and television. His acting credits include: BBC’s Doctor Who and ITV’s Lewis, and has a long standing relationship with The Welsh National Theatre and Sherman Theatre, as well as productions at Theatre Royal, Bath and Theatre 503. As director, he has worked at Finborough Theatre (The Doll Mender/Saer Doliau; The Welsh National Theatre (Pan Oedd Y Bydd Yn Fach); Theatre Clwyd (My People); and a national tour with Inertago Theatre Company- (The Tower).
Aled has also begun cutting his teeth as a writer, with his debut play On The Line playing at The Arcola and the Merge Theatre Festival, and Us Proclaimed, a collaborative play with songs for young people with Mess Up The Mess.