Casting announced for A Fruitful Season: Keats in Winchester
Winchester actors take centre stage
Local Winchester actor, Teddy Morris, will be playing the part of Keats in 2TimeTheatre’s upcoming production of A Fruitful Season: Keats in Winchester. He joins recent Rose Bruford graduate Joshua MacGregor who plays Keats’ friend Charles Brown in this unique celebration of the poet’s visit to Winchester in 1819.
He and his friend Brown found it: ‘The pleasantest town I was ever in.’
Teddy was born and bred in Winchester and was a member of Encore Youth Theatre and took the role of Hamlet in Discarded Nut’s professional production staged in 2017. Joshua has close ties to Winchester, with a grandfather and other family members living in the city.
Local musicians, singer Polly Perry (of Polly and the Billet Doux and Polly Gone Wrong), and guitarist Owen Feeney also join the cast. They will be performing Keats’ poetry set to music composed by Rob Sword.
The world premiere of A Fruitful Season: Keats in Winchester is directed by Rachel O’Neill and introduced by Professor Christopher Mulvey of the English Project. It is part of The Winchester Festival’s 2019 season.
2TimeTheatre’s previous productions for Winchester Festival include Venus and Adonis, Meeting Miss Austen and An Honest Soldier.
Performances are on Saturday 6 July and Sunday 7 July at 3.00pm at St Lawrence’s Church. Tickets £12 from the Winchester Cathedral Box Office 01962 857276 and on-line at www.tickets.winchester-cathedral.org.uk
For more information, press tickets and headshots, please contact Rachel O‘Neill, firstname.lastname@example.org, 07821879094.
Teddy Morris Keats and Joshua MacGregor is Brown. Photo credit: Amazing Image Company
2TimeTheatre's performance arm was launched in October 2013 with a theatre production of Young Jane, based on the early writings of a young Jane Austen and adapted by Cecily O'Neill followed by her adaptation of Venus and Adonis (2016). Publications include Young Jane (September 2016), followed by Drinking with Dorothy. Meeting Miss Austen, the second collection of plays based on the Juvenilia, was published May 2017 and performed as part of the Winchester Festival in July 2017. Other productions include Jane Austen and The Waterman (2017) and An Honest Soldier (2018). Sir Walter’s Women by Rachel O’Neill was staged at The Great Hall September 2018, and Tilly and the Spitfires also by Rachel O’Neill, at NST in 2019. www.2timetheatre.com