Firm favourites Oddsocks Productions are back in town with a double-bill of Shakespeare’s classics. Much Ado About Nothing and Macbeth will take to the stage at the Pavilion in Bedford Park with a hearty dosage of Oddsocks inimitable comedy.
Oddsocks Productions was set up 26 years ago by Andy Barrow and Elli Mackenzie and is a critically acclaimed nationally touring theatre company who take classic texts and create bold, challenging, innovative and interactive theatre to be enjoyed by everyone! Whether it’s a live on-stage car chase (Romeo and Juliet, 2009) or the fairy-king as an avatar superhero (A Midsummer Night’s Dream, 2014) Oddsocks have no boundaries when it comes to creating memorable and unique comedy productions of the classics.
This year, Much Ado About Nothing is returning after its success touring the country during Summer 2015. Acclaimed as ‘hugely funny’ and receiving 4 stars from The Stage, Oddsocks are bringing an Italian summer closer to home. Retelling the story of Beatrice and Benedick and their trials and tribulations in love to a soundtrack of foot-tapping and well-loved anthems.
If you’re curious to see how Oddsocks can combine Radiohead and Shakespeare, then Oddsocks are not to be missed.
This is “Shakespeare for today. Seriously silly Shakespeare” says Oddsocks
Artistic Director Andy Barrow.
New for 2016 is a rock n’ roll production of Macbeth which promises to be nothing short of Oddsocks’ usual mayhem and anarchy. Shakespeare’s story of ambition turned bad is brought hilariously to life alongside a soundtrack of classic songs. Oddsocks are passionate about performing Shakespeare with energy and silliness and Macbeth will be no exception.
Forget what you know about Shakespeare’s tragedy and expect the unexpected!
Andy continues by describing their unique style of performances: “Oddsocks is a theatrical experience for everyone. Highly energetic, full of life and plenty of laughs! It’s Shakespeare, but not as you know it!”
Alongside their touring theatre work, Oddsocks also run their Open Doors scheme which engages
families and local charities with theatre, aiming to inspire, engage and entertain those who may
not normally be able to access theatre.
Want to see what all the fuss is about? Oddsocks’ Macbeth and Much Ado About Nothing plays at The Pavilion, Bedford Park on Friday, 3rd June( Much Ado About Nothing) and Saturday, 4th June (Macbeth) Tickets from www.eventbrite.co.uk or from the *Pavilion or the *Kiosk in Russell Park (*tickets purchased this way do not incur a 10% booking fee)