What the critics said about Two Gentlemen of Verona:

"Pretty irresistible"
Time Out

"A Shakespearean delicacy"
Kentish Times

"the utterly fabulous, utterly hysterical, totally feelgood production of Two Gentlemen of Verona"

"A delightfully
queer finale"
Time Out, London



Following its audacious and sell-out performances of Two Gentlemen of Verona and A Midsummer Night's Dream, Melmoth presents in rep:

Not About Heroes, by Stephen MacDonald
7.45pm, Tuesday to Friday, April 11th to 14th, April 25th to 27th, May 9th - 12th


To W.H., by Stuart Draper
with original music by Martin Thisleton
7.45pm, Tuesday to Friday, April 18th to 21st, May 2nd to 5th, May 16th to 19th

Tuesday - Friday @ 7.45pm

Not About Heroes: Thursday 13th April @ 7.45pm
To W.H.: Thursday 20th April @ 7.45pm
Ticket prices: £10/£8 concessions
Box office: 020 7639 5590

HI-RES PHOTOS AVAILABLE AT: www.melmothproductions.com/pr/

About the season in rep:

When Wilfred Owen met Siegfried Sasson, an incredible friendship developed, catapulting Owen to become one of the greatest poets of the twentieth century. Four hundred years previously, William Shakespeare fell in love with a young man, WH, to whom some of the greatest sonnets ever written were dedicated.

Performed in repertory, Melmoth's latest season presents Not About Heroes, by Stephen Macdonald and premieres To WH, by Stuart Draper. Directed by Anton Krause, with original music by Martin Thisleton, the season also marks the Hobgoblin's development from a stand-up comedy venue to London's newest and most exciting Fringe Theatre venue.

About the plays:

Not About Heroes by Stephen Macdonald


When Wilfred Owen was sent to Craiglockhart War Hospital for Nervous
Disorders in June, 1917, he was suffering from shell-shock after four months in the trenches in France. He aspired to be a poet, but had achieved nothing of note. Following his meeting with the celebrated poet Siegfried Sassoon,
Owen developed a friendship with his mentor that set him out on his journey to become one of the greatest poets of the twentieth century.

Anton Krause's simple and elegant production celebrates one of the greatest friendships of the Twentieth Century.

To W.H. by Stuart Draper with original music by Martin Thisleton.


Romeo loved Juliet. Anthony loved Cleopatra. Shakespeare loved Willy.

William Shakespeare (actor, director, playwright, poet, genius) has booked a theatre venue in South London to finally come clean about the mysterious WHof the sonnets. He hasn't banked on the fact that WH, keen for a piece of the limelight, has also turned up, eager to tell his side of the story.

Will's got the whole evening mapped out: a few readings from the sonnets, some extracts from his most famous plays, and a nice and cosy question and answer session. Couldn't be easier.

WH, however, is intent on 'outing' Shakespeare as a lazy, drunk, arrogant

Funny and poignant in equal measure, To WH takes the audience through
Shakespeare's life, from his first ill-fated moving with WH, to his death in
Stratford. Punctuated by blues-style renditions of the sonnets from the Dark
herself, To WH finally bangs the nail into the coffin of Shakespeare's


Directed by: ANTON KRAUSE; Produced by: STUART DRAPER; Costume design: VAL WILLIAMS; Set design: MARK BULLOCK; Sound and Lighting design: BONAMEDIA

The Hobgoblin , 7 Devonshire Road, Forest Hill, London SE23
Box Office: 020 7639 5590

What the critics said about Melmoth's last two productions:

'Stuart Draper's production has all the vim of a successful summer promenade show.'
Time Out

'The chorus are a joy of comic timing and expression'
FOUR STARS News Shopper

'Some people are wary of Shakespeare plays, often saying that they are put off by experiences at school, but on this occasion I would say to those
people, "go and have some fun".'

News Shopper

'Melmoth extract every drop of comedy from the text, and then pour in a
little extra - with many mischievous additions, such as Bottom playing
homage to Ali G.'

News Shopper

'The utterly fabulous, utterly hysterical, totally feelgood production of
Two Gentlemen of Verona.'

'Pretty irresistible.' Time Out

'A delightfully queer finale.' Time Out

"The Melmoth production of Two Gentlemen of Verona is exactly the type of production that should turn everyone who dislikes the Bard into an instant convert... This was really a director's production and the twist he gave to the last scene was creativity of the highest order." The Kentish Times

The Hobgoblin
7 Devonshire Rd
Forest Hill SE23



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