Two Gents make their debut at NAC
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Newhampton Arts Centre is hosting a very special theatre production as part of their Black History Month programme throughout October. Two Gents Productions present their new work: The Importance of Being Earnest, on Thursday 4th October at NAC in Wolverhampton. This is not the Oscar Wilde classic tale as you know it, Two Gent’s unique and fresh new take on Wilde’s play is on the surface a light and fluffy jibe at the nonsensicalness of the English upper class at the turn of the 19th to the 20th Century. At a deeper level, it is also a profound plea for sincerity and caring in the face of adversity. Two Gents Productions set out to examine these themes from the perspective of the migrant and the outsider. Embracing wild wit, deft humour, role-swapping and banter with the audience, Two Gent’s two leading female actors (Kudzanayia Chiwawa and Ayesha Casely Hayford) will unfurl a riot of love, confusion and high jinks.
“We are very keen on showing our different take on Wilde’s play to as many different audiences as possible. We are extremely excited to be debuting our show at NAC Wolverhampton, the well-regarded theatre space frames our tour perfectly as we then move onto village halls, community centers and eventually coming to a close in London. Our productions are for theatre lovers and everybody in-between.” – Arne Pohlmeier – Director at Two Gents Productions.
The Two Gents theatre company formed from the bare-bones, exuberant style of South African ‘protest’ theatre with just a few actors making an open-hearted connection with an audience without elaborate stage sets, costumes or props. This is a chance to see their unique take on mistaken identities, cucumber sandwiches and that handbag.
The perfect choice of show for anybody looking for a bit of comedy and entertainment, hankering for a fresh take on the classic play or for fans of good theatre that want something thought provoking and inspiring. Suitable for all ages, young adults and children from the age of 12 and above. Tickets are priced at Adults £7 – Concessions – £5 and families £20 and can be purchased from ticketsource.co.uk/newhamptonartscentre
What the media say about Two Gents Productions:
“Uproariously Entertaining” – The Guardian
“A rollicking, fast-paced bit of storytelling” – Time Out
“A radiant examination of our own humanity” – RemoteGoat