Posted on: 31st January, 2014
22nd February, 2020
By Jeanette Winterson
Adapted & Directed by Joyce Henderson
Designer Liz Ascroft
Devised by the Company
A Royal Central School of Speech and Drama production in association with Complicité Creative Learning.
Central’s Acting CDT course presents two new works devised by final year students. Directed by Complicitè Associates Joyce Henderson and Catherine Alexander, who have been with the company at pivotal moments in its rich 36-year history. They will be working alongside students from the BA (Hons) Theatre Practice course. This collaboration between Central and Complicité offers students a unique opportunity to work with professionals from one of the world’s leading theatre companies.
(The Studio Season includes Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit and Fahrenheit 451).
‘When I was growing up… I never thought my life was narrow or my chances bleak…I opened the book and went through.’
Winterson’s first novel published in 1985, tells the story of a young girl, religious obsession, poverty, adoption and love. Since publication, it has been found on the shelves of bookshops cookery and LGBT sections, but can now be found onstage in this new version devised and adapted by a new generation of theatre makers.
Set in the past and retold for today’s audience in which bible tales, life tales and fairy tales collide. A tale told by a girl, full of sound and fury, signifying everything.