Tangram Theatre Company Presents
by Yevgeny Schwartz in a new adaptation by Daniel Goldman and Company
“Intellingent, unsettling and ebullient” The Times
Once upon a time, not so long ago, in a land far, far away, well, alright, a land to the east of most of Europe and to the north of most of Asia, a terrible three-headed dragon is holding a small town to ransom. Or at least that’s Lancelot’s first impression when he arrives at Elsa’s front door, falls hopelessly in love and discovers she’s to be sacrificed to Dragon the next day.
In true Knight Errant spirit, Lancelot challenges Dragon to a fight to the death, only to discover to his surprise that not only do the townspeople love Dragon, but that led by the town’s mad mayor and his sleazy son they’ll do anything and everything to stay in chains.
Following their critically acclaimed hit shows Fuente Ovejuna and Richard III, multi-award winning Tangram Theatre Company return to Southwark Playhouse with a brand new take on Yevgeny Schwartz’s brilliantly funny 1943 critique of Stalinist Russia.
Come and enjoy this anti-panto about love, dictators and our not so secret desire to let others do our thinking for us told by an ensemble of ten actors and performed in everyday clothes with no set and no theatre lights. And yes, if this all sounds to you a bit like The Princess Bride meets a critique of Stalin (and present-day counterparts) via Team America, then that sounds about right.
Praise for Fuente Ovejuna:
“Truly enlivening… Audacious work, delivered with aplomb.” Time Out Critics’ Choice
“Has theatre ever been so much fun?!” Everything Theatre
“Fuente Ovejuna has to be seen to be believed. It should be compulsory viewing. Marvellously Entertaining.” British Theatre Guide Critics’ Choice
“Tangram again show themselves to be fantastic story tellers.” Whatsonstage
Nominated for OffWestEnd.com Awards for Best Show and Best Direct
Costumes and props
James Richard Marshall