Between the Armies
Between the Armies, an original re-imagining of Shakespeare’s Henry IV Parts 1 & 2 directed by Charlotte Turner-McMullan, followed Fall of Kings in a series of three Shakespeare adaptations and explored Shakespeare’s coming-of-age story in a world rich in indoctrination and conflict.
In an England shaped by brutality and mistrust, King Henry has risen to power on a tide of violence. Made bitter by his broken promises of glory and wealth, past supporters have become present enemies.
Henry’s son Hal has withstood the pressures of this violent world, while on the other side of the rebellion, Harry Hotspur has embraced the glorious victories born in his country’s conflict. Now, with Henry sick and England tearing itself apart, Hal must decide whether to surrender to the tyranny of war or reject his father’s wishes and the needs of his kingdom.
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ “an 80s funfare of attitude and hip action” … “a baseball bat swinging, throat throttling roller coaster of a heated battle” 365 Bristol
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ “neon-lit” Theatre Bath
Apricity Theatre: Theatre Uncut
The Power of Plumbing by Sabrina Mahfouz
In a future where resources are scarce it’s the women that hold the power
Performed by Matilda Dickinson and directed by Charlotte Turner-McMullan as part of Theatre Uncut 2018, The Power of Plumbing explores themes of gender, power and, well, plumbing. This energetic exploration of a dystopian future where women wear the boiler suits was performed at 44AD Artspace and Gallery in the centre of Bath, with all profits going to Time’s Up UK.
Theatre Uncut was created to get people thinking, talking and taking action on the events that are happening in the world around them.
The idea is simple. Playwrights from a selection of countries are asked to write brand new short plays in response to their current political situation. These scripts are then made available for anyone to perform anywhere for a limited period.
Theatre Uncut is run by artistic directors Emma Callander and Hannah Price. To find out how you can get involved please visit www.theatreuncut.com
Fall of Kings
This earthy, poetic version of William Shakespeare’s Richard II was adapted by Charlotte Turner-McMullan and performed at Burdall’s Yard in March 2018. Fall of Kings explores a time of violence, of change, and of turmoil, to tell the story of a man who lived and died beneath the shadow of an unattainable ideal.
Wars rage in Ireland, overshadowed only by those at home. King Richard has been forced to banish his cousin, Henry Bolingbroke, and now must travel across the sea to seek peace in war-torn Ireland. He returns to find his armies fled, his castles occupied and Bolingbroke returned in force to reclaim his title and his lands.
As tension builds, the rage of a taxed and troubled country begins to take hold. England wants a king who will bring wealth and glory, and no one is prepared for the events that follow.
“explosive action” Theatre Bath
Written by Charlotte Turner-McMullan, Morbo Amoris was Apricity’s debut production, performed at The Bath at Work Museum in 2014.
Doctor Helen Wastelar has developed a cure for the Amoris disease. By removing her patients’ ability to love, she eliminates the mood-swings and melancholy associated with this problematic condition. Now the government have decided it is time to make this therapy compulsory for everyone. Morbo Amoris follows Gwen, Leo and Matt, a group of siblings re-learning how to live, and how to define their relationships in a world without love.
As their relationships with each other and their partners are in danger of breaking down – with or without the help of Doctor Wastelar’s therapies – Gwen, Leo and Matt struggle with a choice they never expected to make. Do they embrace this new step on the evolutionary ladder, or fight for the ties that seem more and more fragile by the day?