Clarice and Silvio
Servant of Two Masters
Northamptonshire University Students are doing a new production of the Carlo Goldoni play which has been adapted by David Cottis and Valerie Kaneko Lucas.
When wily manservant Truffaldino finds himself in luck, he gets two jobs, two masters, and far too much to handle. All hell breaks loose and worlds collide in a truly spectacular way!
A vengeful Venetian stalks his sworn enemy. Star-crossed lovers roam Venice in search of adventure and escape from tyrannical parents. This lively comedy for all the family will have you rolling in the aisles with laughter. The production is part of Northampton's Venezia! 2008 programme, and brings to life the work of Venice's best-known playwright and master of the commedia dell'arte.
This version of the play is set in the days of the British Raj; the colonels' daughters have been sent to a hill-station to escape the heat of summer. Accompanied by two long-suffering Army men, the girls plan their own entertainment - Servant of Two Masters, transforming a courtyard into their version of Venice.
Traffaldino in a bit of a bind!
The production is performed by Year 2 BA Drama students of the University of Northampton, under the direction of a team of professional theatre-makers. Guest artist David Cottis is artistic director of London’s Instant Classics Theatre, which specialises in innovative re-visioning of well-known classics.
Cottis's recent production of Richard III was deemed 'a sparkling production' (The Stage). Valerie Kaneko Lucas, designer for Hackney Empire's De Botty Business, will be working with student designers to realise the world of the play.
last updated: 01/05/2008 at 08:56