By Clare Reddaway
Presented by Rapscallion Theatre Company
The Red Court is the story of a contemporary Chinese Macbeth. It meshes Shakespeare’s tragedy with a true story of scandal, corruption and murder that rocked China and gripped the world.
In 2011, China’s Premier in-waiting was popular, charismatic and very ambitious. His rise to power seemed unstoppable. Even the fortune-teller had predicted it. It was his destiny. What could possibly go wrong?
The Red Court is the winner of a national play-writing competition run by the Confucius Institute at Sheffield University. It appears at the Rondo prior to a tour to China.
The Red Court incorporates elements of Chinese theatre, and is performed in Rapscallion’s signature theatrical and energetic style.
“…a skilled and flexible cast…a crisply directed and tightly written demonstration of all the theatrical skills’ **** Theatre Bath on Dare To Care, Bath Fringe 2016
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