theatre company to perform historical drama this Friday
A Burnham-On-Sea theatrical group is set to perform an engaging
historical drama in the town's theatre this Friday (11th September).
Princess Theatre Company will perform 'Singing for Supper', written
by Max Taylor, the writer of last year's successful 'Kiss me Donkey'.
show follows the life and fortunes of Horace the Poet, who doesnt
know which way to turn, when it comes to poetry, women or politics.
story is set in ancient Rome, the civil war has been lost, and
Caesar Augustus has seized power. For Horace, a young poet who
had fought bravely for democracy, the result means ruin.
then a senior minister summons him: Should he be open to persuasion
or stab the man to death? Must Romes ancient democracy be
destroyed? The play carries a warning for the world today, where
in the last few years, more than twenty democracies have been
destroyed in a scramble for power.
Cook, from the Princess Theatre Company, said: "This is another
great play from Max Taylor who, as well as being a playwright,
is a keen historian."
explained why he wanted to write about Horace. "In England
three hundred years ago, Horace was famous: children were named
after him and politicians quoted him (in latin). His poems taught
the world how to live. But what about the girls he wrote about
and loved almost all of them freed slaves? Ive tried
to see the brutal Roman world through their eyes, and here too
we can find lessons for today."
Coleman, who plays Horace, added: "Horace is a very complex
character and goes through a whole range of emotions during the
course of the play. He never knows which way to turn and is trying
to please everyone."
Nicholson, playing Chloe, admitted: "One of the things I
love about this play is that it features two strong women, and
lets face it, we all love to boss the men about a bit sometimes."
for the show are on sale now. Friday's performance starts at 7.30pm
at The Princess Theatre. Tickets are £6 / £4 and can
be bought online at princesstheatreandartscentre.co.uk or by calling
01278 784464 or in person at the Princess Theatre box office.