What is Artists' Collective Theatre doing next? How about a Shakespeare play that has never been performed (to the best of our knowledge) in Canada?
Arden of Faversham, according to the Royal Shakespeare Company in England, was likely written in part by William Shakespeare. Our director, Christopher Weddell, thinks he detects in places something of the style of Thomas Kyd as well.
Regardless of who wrote it, this rolicking tale of infedility and murder is long overdue to be dusted off and performed. It lends itself well to a film noir treatment which will find the laughs amongst the tragedy as bumbling would be murders seek to kill the husband of an irresistable femme fatale who wants to have it all. Running at Festival Hall from October 18th to November 2nd.