Shakespeare comes to Manila  

Fresh from its nine-week popup run at UNESCO Heritage Site Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire, England, Shakespeare’s Rose Theater’s production of two of William Shakespeare’s most beloved plays Macbeth and A Midsummer Night’s Dream comes to Manila.

Photo from Shakespeare's Rose Theatre (Photo from Shakespeare's Rose Theatre Facebook)

Shakespeare’s Rose Theater, put together by Lunchbox Theatrical Productions, headquartered in London but with a Manila office, is a replication of the Bard’s immortal works as they were performed at the height of his career as a playwright in the late 16th and early 17th centuries, but prompted only by the original text, the productions are designed to resonate with a modern audience.

Predating the more popular Globe in London, the equally iconic Rose was a pop up, traveling theater that toured Shakespeare’s tragedies and comedies during his early years as a playwright. Now, thanks to Lunchbox Theatrical Productions, the stage has made a comeback, touring around England. And it’s set to visit the Philippines soon for a five-day run, featuring the complete British cast, at the Theater at Solaire, from Sept. 17 to 22.