limbering up for another all female UK tour, and this time romance gives
way to bloodshed: Ladies and gentlemen, the Smooth faces present to you:
TITUS ANDRONICUS. For 2013 introducing Madeline Gould as Tamora. Best of
Luck Madeline, from the Kismet Girls.
UK Accents: Southern England US Accents General American, Southern American
Dancing: Ballroom, Flamenco, Period
Narrator/ Writer in "Boxer/ Beetle"
Madeline's Twitter picture, we think playing Blackbeard the pirate and rehearsing in Titus Andronicus
ANDRONICUS CREW - In alphabetical order
These are the smooth faces of a troupe of ladies who prefer to act out the parts of gentlemen. Don't they know when they are onto a good thing? Okay, seriously, this troupe are truly superb and deserve as much support as we can give them. The productions that the SFG players intend staging in the future, are classic renditions of Shakespeare's works in traditional costume, which sets them apart from other all female troupes in the US and elsewhere (good as they are) - as one might expect from the qualifications and experience of the members. They are Kismet Girls through and through.
Ashlea Kaye and Leila Sykes rehearsing Titus Andronicus
These girls are serious actors carrying off the parts of their male counterparts so well, that you may well believe they are men. That is the opinion of many people who have seen their shows. Moreover, the acting is of such a high caliber that any advocate of Shakespeare will appreciate the performance for the performance and not because the players are all female - although that inevitably adds to the mystique - and that extra layer of spice is bound to draw audiences wherever they perform.
2013 THE SMOOTH FACED PLAYERS: TITUS ANDRONICUS CAST - In alphabetical order
"Thereís plenty to chat about with Titus - especially when you have eight actors covering somewhere between twenty-five and thirty characters and only one hour to perform it. Just to contextualize, thatís at least thirteen on-stage deaths, a rape, two mutilations, a live burial, cannibalism, an uprising, insanity, racism and an almighty final act bloodbath to rival the collective body of work of Leatherface. Something tells me weíre not in Kansas anymore. And itís clear as we wade through this bonkers Jacobean slasher-thriller that itíll take more than balled-up socks in our pants for us to get to grips with these complex characters. Not to mention the plot, which has you debating its twists and turns like Leo riding the kicks back up the layers in Inception.
Iím having a tremendous amount of fun. Like I said, this is the stuff I love."
Smooth Faced Gentlemen are one of the UK's most prodigious all-female Shakespeare troupes. Formed in 2012, this female ensemble perform fast-paced, dynamic productions of Shakespeare's much-loved classics. Thier approach, which marries tradition with innovation, seeks to dismantle the audience's preconceptions of the Bard's work. Through the prism of an all-female cast Smooth Faced Gentlemen examine the mastery with which Shakespeare pictures humanity - a humanity which an actor can explore and share whether male or female.
A time lapse rehearsal of Romeo & Juliet
Stratford Upon Avon - Shakespeare's birthplace
A heartwarming adventure: pirate whalers V conservationists
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