Shakespeare on Castle Tour in Scandinavia 2023

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Shakespeare on Castle Tour in Scandinavia 2023

TNT Theatre has developed an international reputation for presenting dynamic, exciting and direct productions of Shakespeare’s major works. The tragedy ROMEO and JULIET by William Shakespeare is now on a castle tour in Scandinavia 2023. Don’t miss this performance in English at historical castles throughout Scandinavia.

Live music, powerful choreography and simple performance style allow a modern audience to experience Shakespeare’s great love story as an Elizabethan audience might have done at a London theatre for some hundred years ago.

Shakespeare on Castle Tour in Scandinavia 2023
In this production the play is freed from the clichés of West Side Story and the film starring Leonardo DiCaprio.

Freed from Clichés

In this production the play is freed from the clichés of West Side Story and the film starring Leonardo DiCaprio, and is rediscovered as a story not of urban street kids but of “two houses both alike in dignity.” This is a tragedy of clan war, of a town in violent chaos, riven by family feuds, where the deaths of two young lovers bring the warring factions to their senses.

The TNT theatre toured Scandinavia in 2019 with A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Click the image below to read about the performance.

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The true richness and depth of Shakespeare

Verona is brought to the stage in all its classical glory, Latin passion and baroque decadence. This is an Italy where honor, pride and family loyalty are valued above morality, peace and love. In a modern world equally riven by violence and intolerance, where peace seems as elusive as true love, this great tragedy is as relevant as ever.

Shakespeare on Castle Tour in Scandinavia 2023
This is not a historical but a mythic setting that enables the morality play and the romantic tragedy to reach its true potential.

This is not a historical but a mythic setting that enables the morality play and the romantic tragedy to reach its true potential. All too often, Shakespeare suffers from directors and even designers imposing an interpretation on the original that stifles its essence. TNT works carefully to bring out the true richness and depth of Shakespeare. This approach has been much appreciated by a wide audience who is often surprised at how accessible and relevant Shakespeare’s plays become when they are performed in the manner Shakespeare might have intended.

Macbeth was performed by the group in 2018. Read more about it by clicking the image below.

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Less is more

The plays were written to be performed with limited scenery which calls upon the imagination of the audience, live music, small casts, energetic physical performances and a sensitivity to poetry. All of these elements are present in a TNT Shakespeare production. Less is more or, to quote HAMLET, “the play is the thing.”

The music for this production comprises both recorded instrumental and live vocal elements. John Kenny has arranged and adapted many baroque vocal and instrumental works, which are performed on historical instruments by The Scott Free Ensemble (baroque violin, alto & tenor sackbuts recorders, percussion, harpsichord and organ).

This production tours widely in Scandinavia this season and has visited over thirty countries since its premier fourteen years ago.

Enthusiastic reviews

“TNT are known as the most popular touring theatre company in the world,” – China National TV (of Rome and Juliet)

“Extraordinary. TNT demonstrates how Shakespeare can be made relevant to a modern audience anywhere in the world.” Shakespeare on Castle Tour in Scandinavia 2023Shakespeare on Castle Tour in Scandinavia 2023– Japan Times, Tokyo

“Highly effective and charismatic theatre…” – Village Voice, New York

“World class theatre…” – Süddeutsche Zeitung, Munich

“Wonderfully unpredictable and astonishingly inventive, their imagery defies description.” – Scotsman, Edinburgh Festival.

“I never knew Shakespeare could be so entertaining” – CNN TV

Directed by Paul Stebbings Musical Director: John Kenny Producer: Grantly Marshall

The OPEN-AIR THEATRE PERFORMANCE IN ENGLISH Admission: NOK 350.–  (Students/Pupils NOK 250,–).
Shakespeare on Castle Tour in Scandinavia 2023TNT (The New Theatre) aims to produce dynamic physical theatre that concentrates on the resources and abilities of the actor, to produce theatre that integrates the disciplines of music, choreography and drama and to produce theatre that cannot be placed in any one category because it can be performed to almost any type of audience in almost any type of venue, or even create venues and audiences of its own.

Click links below for tour schedule.

DENMARK ITINERARY

NORWAY ITINERARY

SWEDEN ITINERARY

Shakespeare on Castle Tour in Scandinavia 2023, based on a press release from TNT.

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