The Stage ***
'The idea of staging an Elvis Presley biog as told (mostly) through snippets of classic Shakespeare is a bizarre concept to say the least. To actually do it is doubly bizarre – but also a wonderful challenge, as this production from Xanadu proves. '
“Aided and abetted by director Nancy Medina, performers/musicians Peter Baker, Amy Barnes, Kate Mayne and Karl Wilson are a highly supportive ensemble.”
'a bold idea for which they deserve praise for pulling through with such charm and enthusiasm. ...there is a highly promising show bubbling under here.'
Edinburgh Spotlight ***
'Parallels between the scenes from Shakespeare and the stages of Presley’s life are clear – we follow his path every step of the way.'
Fringe Review (Recommended Show)
'The cast perform their Shakespearean scenes with commitment and this is what has the audience roaring.'
Edinburgh Fringe Festival
July 28 - Aug 25 2014
Author(s): Nancy Medina, Peter Phillips and William Shakespeare
Director: Nancy Medina
Musical Director(s): Harriet Raybould and Lucy Jones
Choreographer: Gail Gordon
Lighting Designer: Kat Norton
Sound Designer: Ric de Mowbray
Stage Manager: Alex Davnall
Cast: Peter Baker, Amy Barnes, Kate Mayne, Karl Wilson
Producer: Xanadu Productions
Photos by Nick Rutter.