Marsden has introduced an entirely brand new ‘jukebox’ musical that attempts to merge popular culture and rock music with Shakespeare and Chaucer, all at the same time, and that’s not an easy job. Director and choreographer, Racky Plews took Marsden’s writing and made a bold production out of her ideas, utilising puppetry and thrilling fight scenes. The creative team also poured their individual talents into this production, from set and costume designer Diego Pitarch, lighting designer Tim Deiling and Puppet Director Hal Chambers. Showing now at West End’s the Arts Centre, even for a medium-sized stage a lot happens and this is down to the sheer level of talent, quality and excellence on stage.
Knights of the Rose is now showing at the Arts centre until 26 August. Tickets available online here.
(I was given a press ticket to review the show.)
(Header image: Photographer Mark Dawson. Ian Gareth Jones, Chris Cowley, Andy Moss, Tom Bales, Matt Thorpe and Oliver Savile.)