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Shakespeare in the supermarket

In Dulwich OnView, new content on April 20, 2010 at 11:55 am

Last week I met with a group of actors who are about to launch a new show set in a supermarket. It’s not only set there, the performances take place in the supermarket. It’s a piece inspired by Shakespeare’s sonnet 23:

O, learn to read what silent love hath writ:
To hear with eyes belongs to love’s fi ne wit.

Teatro Vivo are a theatre company making site-specific performance pieces. They’ve been putting on shows in branches of Sainsbury’s in south London for a few years and are now returning with a new show.

It sounds rather peculiar – it is – but from sitting in on rehearsals I’ve seen how it works and I’m up for going along and investigating.

The first show of Supermarket Shakespeare is this evening and there’s an article on Dulwich OnView today about where you can find them over the next few weeks.

I think I might pop along to Forest Hill on 1st or 2nd May. Anyone care to join me?

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