Who is the greatest playwright of all time? What happens when Oscar Wilde, Ernest Hemingway, William Shakespeare, Samuel Beckett and Mary Shelley meet in Heaven and begin to argue about which of them is the most celebrated writer back on Earth. The Writers in the Stars is a light hearted look at some of the greatest stories and plays in the English language. The audience is taken on a journey through the centuries as the writers in the stars perform scenes from their masterpieces and try to convince us and each other which of them is the greatest writer of all time.
A brand new play, written by Carlton Bunce. The importance of this subject is becoming clearer and clearer in the news each and every day. Carlton Bunce was born in Wales but has been working in German theatre for more than 30 years and last year appeared in the BBC production of ‘Under The Milk Wood’ which was selected as the British Entry for Best Foreign Language Film at the 88th Academy Awards. He offers his view on the world as it has formed socially. His handling of the subject promises to spark debate among people as he tends not to hold back on his hard beliefs on how the world works today. Done in the Wilde Shamrock way, it is one not to be missed.
America. The Land of Hope and Glory. Today it is one of the world’s biggest economies and continues to be a land of opportunity for so many people all over the globe. Wilde Shamrock takes a look at the different groups that make up American society and some of the circumstances that led people to move to America over the centuries. We also have a look on America’s influence on the English language over the years.
We take a look at globalisation and the international language of Globish. How did the world come to have so many languages? How did we come to decide on a common language? We take a light hearted look at international movements and how they have helped shape the modern world. We also look at the evolution of the English language and how modern concepts like text messaging are putting evolution into reverse.
A look at the life and times of possibly the most famous author ever to take a pen in his hand. We bring you back to the golden Elizabethan age in English history. A time when the ‘Virgin Queen’ ruled over 5 million people and London became a prosperous European city where arts and culture thrived. We look at the political, social and artistic influences that helped to make Shakespeare the artist he was. Although we look at the circumstances and tell the story as Shakespeare never imagined it would be told. (Don’t worry students, you will love it).
A Wilde Night is a fusion of Irish Music and Culture. Looking at great Irish literary figures, looking at our rich culture and of course plenty of Irish music and singing. Adaptable for groups with English abilities of varying levels. A perfect introduction to Irish culture from the locals. This show will normally only be offered on our Spring tours as our principal musicians will be guaranteed to travel on this tour