October, 2021

16oct8:30 pmStates of MindExtant & Christopher Hunter8:30 pm The Studio Theatre, RADA StudiosEvent Type :Performance & Film

Event Details

Shakespeare’s extraordinary poem Venus and Adonis provides the inspiration for a compelling exploration of erotic power in States of Mind – a contemporary reimagining of the poem by Christopher Hunter.

Written during a plague epidemic that shut London’s theatres, Venus and Adonis was Shakespeare’s first published work and an instant bestseller. The vivid language and youthful vibrancy of the poetry make it an exhilarating and accessible ride. But the romanticism of the riveting narrative conceals disturbing themes of desire, rejection, sexual power, resistance and love.

Produced by Extant, the UK’s leading company of visually impaired artists, States of Mind retains all the richness of Shakespeare’s language as it examines the poem through a 21st century lens. By transforming the story into a clinical and highly charged contemporary setting, it reveals how this early work of Shakespeare’s could have been written for audiences today.

Running time: Approx 90 mins
Suitable for ages 16+

Tickets: £12 (£10)

States of Mind
States of Mind

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