Company of Players - Live at the RSC

The Company of Players, an ensemble of ten songwriters formed in 2016, perform for one night only at The Other Place Studio Theatre on Saturday 8 April 2017.

Company of Players musicians stand in front of a big old door.
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Saturday 8 April 2017, 7.30pm
Studio Theatre at The Other Place

Tickets £12

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Join dynamic ten-piece folk ensemble Company of Players for an evening of dramatic, versatile arrangements based around an exploration of Shakespeare's contemporary relevance.  

Company of Players was formed in 2016, during which, over the course of a week, they wrote, rehearsed and recorded a selection of brand new music and songs, based on Shakespeare's life and work. They will perform live at The Other Place, unveiling tracks from their forthcoming debut full length album.

Company of Players aims to recognise and celebrate Shakespeare in the way they know best: through folk music.

About Company of Players

Company of Players was the brainchild of Said The Maiden's Jess Distill, who set out to create a folk 'supergroup', featuring some of her peers, and the very best emerging musicians on the UK folk and acoustic music scene. Jess Distill is joined by
Minnie Birch, Chris Cleverley, Lukas Drinkwater, Hannah Elizabeth, Sam Kelly, Daria Kulesh, Kim Lowings, Kelly Oliver and Kathy Pilkinton.

Forming in 2016, the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare's death, and with Jess's passion for all things Shakespeare, this was the obvious theme to concentrate on. 

The project was officially launched on the main stage at Bristol Folk Festival in April 2016, followed by a string of dates including Dacorum Folk Festival and Looe Music Festival.