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Summer 2021 Artistic Director Stephen John brought you a BC production like no other.

 

We were overjoyed to welcoming you all back to Half House Farm in 2021, it had been so empty without you! After over a year away from the stage, almost two years since a Half House performance and several cancelled projects in 2020, BC finally returned with Why Will?

You may have sadly missed your chance to see the show at Half House Farm but never fear you may not have missed out just yet... More information to come.

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One man, one Bard, 20 speeches, 20 circles, 20 questions. Performed outdoors at the C16th Half House Farm in Three Oaks, Hastings, this is a one man show that explores Shakespeare’s most famous speeches. Bowler Crab’s Artistic Director, Stephen John answers twenty questions, the most prominent being “Why Will?”. In an effort to answer why BC are a Shakespeare only company, Stephen presents his case to twenty socially distanced circles with twenty speeches from his eight years of running his Theatre Company.  Stephen performs as characters from Shakespeare’s finest works: from Hamlet to Benedick, to Romeo to Bottom, to Caesar to Jaques. Tragedy and comedy lace this charismatic and personal performance as Stephen fights, feasts, frights, fakes and falls about laughing in every effort to share his passion for Shakespeare. 

We aren't socially distancing because we have to, we're socially distancing because we want to; we want all our playgoers to feel safe and so a new auditorium layout will be used at Half House Farm. You will be booking a ticket for a circular space rather than the usual per person system. Hay bales will be provided in the circles but your own lawn furniture or picnic blankets are also welcomed. Small circles seating up to two have a  2m diameter; large circles seating up to four have a  3m diameter; all circles are 1.5m distance away from their neighbours. Limited attendance is guaranteed for further reassurance of safety and as such we urge you to book in advance to avoid disappointment. 

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TESTIMONIALS ...

Well that's us officially bowled over and overwhelmed with praise ... thank you all, we've never had so much feedback after an opening weekend!

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 And  it didn't stop there! Bowler Crab’s Artistic Director, Stephen John was flabbergasted by the wondrous levels of appreciation and support. BC cannot thank you all enough:

 And  it didn't stop there! Bowler Crab’s Artistic Director, Stephen John was flabbergasted by the wondrous levels of appreciation and support. BC cannot thank you all enough:

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You all as BC fans have always had a kind word to help us "scape the serpent's tongue". If you want to see reviews from our previous production why not check out our reviews  page  by following the links below:

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