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Hammerpuzzle’s ‘King John’


Following their successful commission from Theatre Royal Bath as part of the Shakespeare Unplugged Festival 2014, Hammerpuzzle Theatre Company are touring their adaptation of Shakespeare’s King John in the South-West. Recommended for Age 8+. Hammerpuzzle’s King John is directed by Bryn Holding, adapted with music composed by Tamsin Kennard and produced by Elizabeth Cummins.


Tour schedule:

the egg, Theatre Royal Bath: Wednesday 4th March – 7pm & Thursday 5th March – 1pm & 7pm Box Office – 01225 823409

The Merlin, Frome: Saturday 7th March – 7:45pm Box Office – 01373 465949

Everyman Theatre Studio, Cheltenham: Tuesday 10th March – 6pm & 8pm Box Office – 01242 572573

The Brewhouse, Taunton: Thursday 12th March – 2pm & 7pm Box Office – 01823 283244

The Theatre, Chipping Norton: Saturday 14th March – 7:45pm Box Office – 01608 642350


“Absolute clarity of storytelling…Hammerpuzzle retain the timeless quality of this historic tale.” Crysse Morisson, Plays International on ‘King John’


With original live music, puppetry and a high energy ensemble cast Hammerpuzzle theatre company present ‘King John’. The green and pleasant land of England is almost a myth. War and conflict is the norm in every country. Children are used as pawns in grown men’s games. In one such political conflict, that of King John and his young nephew Arthur, we discover that the heart of the matter is actually a matter of the heart. The bitter struggle for power begs the question; how far will we go to get what we want? Hammerpuzzle’s 60 minute adaptation of ‘King John’ captures the dynamic realism of this compelling tale whilst holding on to the heart of Shakespeare’s original text.


“Finally! A re-working of one of Shakespeare’s finest texts delivered with conviction and compassion.” Broadway Baby on Hammerpuzzle’s production of ‘The Tempest’


For further information and/or an interview, please contact: Lizzy Cummins on 07929 963935 or alternatively email .uk