KiSS play readings this term feature Shakespeare’s writing partners. There’s wide acceptance that he sometimes wrote with other playmakers, but those partners’ work is often unknown land as far as theatregoers and readers are concerned.
On 26 th January KiSS reads The Old Wives Tale by George Peele. He was a collaborator in Shakespeare’s early years, and this solo work is from the same time. It’s a folk tale come to life (literally), with questing brothers, an abducted sister, a magic well, a ghost, and all manner of incredible happenings.
Do come and be part of this rare experience, in the Gallery of the Rose Theatre in Kingston, this Thursday at 6.30pm. Like all KiSS readings, this will be a cold table reading, with parts chosen or allocated on the night. You don’t need any previous knowledge or experience to join in.
Here is a link to a convenient modernized reading script: old-wives-tale-kiss-reading.