The Complete Works of William Shakespeare [Abridged]
by Adam Long, Daniel Singer & Jess Winfield
Performance Dates: Saturday 29 - Monday 31 August 2020
Performance Times: 1pm and 5pm (entry to park 1 hour prior to each performance)
Performance Venue: Cannizaro Park (Wimbledon)
Mayhem Theatre Company are returning for our 9th year of Outdoor Summer Shakespeare
in Wimbledon! From the team that brought you A Midsummer Night’s Dream last year, we’re
returning for a limited run in Cannizaro Park over the August Bank Holiday.
We couldn’t choose just one play this year (and in truth we couldn’t have performed any one
as correctly socially distanced), so we’re bringing the show that’s become a cult classic
containing all 37 plays in just 97 minutes! That’s right - the entirety of the Bard’s stage-works
to South London for the Bank holiday weekend!
All sixteen comedies have been condensed into ‘Four Weddings and a Transvestite’, the
history plays are transformed into a game and Hamlet is staged in a matter of minutes ... and for the finale, performed backwards!
The beautiful setting of Cannizaro Park will provide us with a stunning backdrop for the six
open-air performances, with actors fully amplified. All shows will be socially distanced and
the relevant safety precautions taken as per government guidelines. So, you can just sit
back, relax and enjoy the show!
Tickets are available now and mustbe purchased in advance either online at www.ticketsource.co.uk/mayhem or over the phone on 07944 630213
Director: Alex Johnson
Producers: Jon Wade, Matt Bentley & Elinor Morgan Jones
Assistant Producers: Emma Batchelor
Adam: Michael Stacey
Daniel: Nick Batchelor
Jess: Russell Hughes
Poster and Flyer Design: Kelly Marie Ridgers & Amber Mears-Brown
Sound Design: James De Silva
Costumes: Emma Batchelor
Props: Rosie Orchard
Photography: Tim Hinchliffe (www.theatrephoto.co.uk)
Front of House: MTC Council & Members
“What cheek! What nerve! What sheer, heavenly, unadulterated fun!”
The performance will take place in the Italian Garden area of Cannizaro Park. Stewards will be available to direct audience members from the main gate.
COVID SAFE SEATING
COVID safe seating zones will be in operation and the audience area divided into clearly marked 2 person and 4 person household areas. All children over the age of 2 will require a 'person' space within an area. It will not be possible to purchase single tickets this year. Households must remain within their pre-allocated area or common walkways at all times. Government issued social distancing rules must be adheared to at all times and company stewards will be on hand at all times to ensure the current guidelines are enforced.
RUGS OR CHAIRS
Seperate rug and chair zones will also be operation and you will be asked to specify at the time of booking if you wish to purchase a rug or chair area. Please note that chairs must not be used in rug areas. Hire chairs are available, but must be selected at the time of booking. Additional hire chairs will not be available at the park. Please bring your own rugs or seating if you are not hiring chairs.
TOILETS & HAND SANITISER
Individual portaloo toilet facilities will be provided along with hand santising stations when you enter and exit the performance area.
TRACK & TRACE
A track and trace system will be in operation. Contact details will be collected for the primary guest as part of the ticket booking process. Additional guests may check-in at the performance via a track and trace QR code and app system which will be prominently displayed in the Italian Gardens.
FOOD & DRINK
Picnics are welcome, however there will be no food or drink available for purchase at the park this year. All rubbish must be taken with you when you leave and removed from the park.
All performances will feature amplified sound. Due to Covid safety guidelines and council works at the park, the venue will not be accessible for wheelchair users this year.
Dogs, although allowed in Cannizaro Park, will not be allowed within the Italian Gardens on performance days.
We will only cancel a performance if absolutely necessary due to adverse weather conditions or a change in COVID safety guidelines. In either instance, Mayhem will not be able to provide tickets for an alternative performance or issue monetary refunds.
This amateur production is presented by arrangement with Josef Weinberger Limited.