New Virtual Theatre Project From Black Sheep Collective

The Arts Industry has taken quite a hit from the Coronavirus pandemic. Here at Black Sheep Collective, we have been trying to come up with new and innovative ways to develop and adapt our work to suit the ever-changing climate ...

We have been awarded an Arts Council England grant to be able to facilitate an online rehearsal period for a new production to be performed once lockdown measures have been relaxed.

We will be developing and rehearsing a Greek play 'Alcestis' by Euripides, translated by Ted Hughes to an online platform; taking this traditional play and giving it a Black Sheep twist!

Alcestis tells the story of King Admetus who is to be executed. His friend Apollo tricks the Fates into allowing Admetus to live if someone else should voluntarily take his place. But no one is willing to sacrifice themselves for the King, except his wife Alcestis. The play explores love, sacrifice and the consequences of this.

We will provide a collaborative, creative and safe rehearsal space where performers will explore the play. You will be taught new skills from invited industry practitioners and will develop the play in preparation for a performance in the Autumn.

We would love to be able to perform it in an outdoor space, staying true to traditional Greek theatre and values with a modern twist. This will happen when we can safely do so of course.

We are inviting anyone who would like to participate to attend a group workshop session where we will be exploring the play, plot and themes. This also gives you an overview of the project and what your involvement and commitment would be.

"You don't need to be familiar with the play, or have any previous experience of Greek Theatre!"

Our first workshop will take place on Monday 6th July 7pm until 9pm over Zoom. If you are unable to make this date but would still be interested in taking part we can accommodate a second workshop date.

If you are interested in taking part in our initial workshop please get in touch.


If you feel inspired to find out more then do call us on 01908 804257 or leave a comment below and we'll be in touch as soon as we can.