ABC Radio Canberra “Drive”: Anna Vidot interview with Lexi Sekuless, 22 July 2020
“Rockspeare” is a slimmed down version of Richard III and will be like no other play ever produced in the national capital. In a winter of COVID19 discontent, a Shakespeare classic is being re-imagined to bring glorious live drama to audiences in Canberra & beyond.
Brought to you by the Where You Are Festival with the support of the ACT Government.
Rockspeare will be performed before a ticketed studio audience at EPIC (Exhibition Park In Canberra) which will be available for screening to a wider audience through online live streaming.
This unique take on one of Shakespeare’s most well-known works is being created by Lakespeare & Co., which has brought the hugely popular open-air Shakespeare productions to Canberrans for the last few summers, in collaboration with ACT-based Event Audio Visual Services (EAVS). That free summer season is known as Shakespeare by the Lakes.
EPIC’s Mallee Pavilion has been converted into a television studio for the production which will be staged on Friday August 7 and Saturday August 8.
The ten-strong cast, directed by Lexi Sekuless, will perform a 90-minute version of Shakespeare’s depiction of the Machiavellian rise to power and turbulent short reign of King Richard III.
Eight cameras will document their performances backed up by a production team that will combine stage and audio-visual skills to give a contemporary twist to a classic play.
“Rockspeare” will feature original music composed by Jay Cameron and costumes, described as “glam rock meets Elizabethan”, created by Fiona Victoria Hopkins.
Contact Lexi Sekuless for interview opportunities.
info at lakespeare.com
For more information see https://www.lakespeare.com/events/
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