Everyman prepare for two-week ‘festival of theatre’ as Company season goes into rep
The Everyman Company 2018 season will finish with a bang, as the resident group of 14 actors perform all four company shows in ‘rep’ from 2 July to 14 July.
17 performances over the space of two weeks will give audiences one final opportunity to see all four productions in a whirlwind ‘festival of theatre’ at the Everyman.
Toe-tapping musical Paint Your Wagon, a thrilling take on the notorious A Clockwork Orange, a fresh and modern production of Shakespeare’s Othello and the wild, new Liverpool play The Big I Am will all be performed in the space of two weeks.
And as a grand finale, on Saturday 14 July, the full company will perform The Big I Am in the afternoon, followed by a performance of Paint Your Wagon in the evening, celebrating their achievements and saying goodbye to the 2018 Company season in style.
The repertory system, or ‘rep’, was widely used in the 70s and 80s across the UK and is a format where a group of actors have a repertory plays and different plays are performed from one day to another.
Following a 25 year hiatus, the format was reintroduced at the Everyman in 2017 and after receiving critical acclaim from critics, a second company at Everyman was announced in 2018 with seven of the fourteen actors returning.
Gemma Bodinetz, artistic director at the Everyman & Playhouse, said: “Our final show of the Company season, The Big I Am, has opened to public and critical acclaim. We now have four very different, but equally brilliant shows playing until mid-July. It’s been a crazily busy six months for all involved, but with this amazing company all our creative dreams have been made real.”
The final two weeks provide one last chance to see the 14 actors of the 2018 Everyman Company perform together on stage. A relaxed performance of Paint Your Wagon will also take place on Tuesday 3 July, with Arriva donating 300 tickets to people living with dementia and their carers.