Feeling quite happy with myself for not waiting until the end of the week before reading through the latest Venue. A few theatre productions caught my eye.
Bob, the Man on the Moon Bite-sized family-friendly theatre about a man whose daily commute sees him rocketing to the moon for a spot of lunar caretaking and space tourism. But having lovingly tended his craters for many years, poor Bob is still forlornly awaiting his first alien encounter…
At the Egg, Bath from Thursday 15 – Sunday 18 April.
Eurydice: a retold Greek myth – this time, the tragic / redemptive fate that befell Orpheus and Eurydice , heart-breakingly separated on their wedding day when our bride-to-be takes a nasty tumble and ends up in the underworld (Hades) with her memory wiped. How is she going to get back to the land of the living?
Eurydice is showing at the Old Vic from Tuesday 13 April to Saturday 16 April.
The Tempest playing at the Tobacco Factory until 1 May.
Prospero, magician and rightful Duke of Milan, has been deposed by his own brother and cast adrift on the ocean with his baby daughter. Surviving on a lonely island – becoming its new master – he draws his enemies to him by means of a tempest which wrecks their ship on his shore. Romance, broad comedy, and meditation on forgiveness combine in this extraordinarily charged and vivid fable, Shakespeare’s last major play.