Friday 21 July 2023 7:30
As part of the John Weaver Festival in Shrewsbury
Theatre Severn, Frankwell Quay
Shrewsbury, Shropshire SY3 8FT
We begin in 1717 on the stage of London’s Drury Lane Theatre. Based entirely on historical fact, we tell the story of John Weaver, an English dancer, choreographer and scholar, fighting to achieve his dream of creating a proper dance drama in a world which saw dance as a frivolous (if lucrative) sideline.
Then we move into the newly built, very expensive London abode of Mr Josiah Worldy, one of the nouveau riche set. We present a retelling of the fable of Pygmalion but with a 21st century feminist twist.
Our MIssion Statement
To advance public education, appreciation and understanding of the arts of historical music and dance through the exploration of the work of the English dancer, scholar and choreographer John Weaver, highlighting the rich, innovative and diverse nature of the London stage in the early 1700s with new dramatic theatrical events and educating the public in the same
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