Set against a backdrop of Blake’s engravings, this innovative show brings to life his prophetic works, through music, verse and contemporary dance, in a way that has never been seen before.
It is the first time that the books "Jerusalem", "Milton" and "Vala" have been performed live on stage.
First staged at The New Players Theatre in London’s West End on the 250th anniversary of the birth of William Blake (November 2007).
Having been conjured up on the banks of the Thames, Shakespeare's spirit is forced to rethink the way he has portrayed female characters in his plays. The five protagonists address him directly, whilst questioning his motives and the reasoning behind the situations he has placed them in.
We are taken on a difficult yet enlightening journey: the stories of these incisive women are still so relevant to the women of today.
Jesus the Imagination
Elohim the Creator
Voice of The Divine Mother
The Bard - Victor Vertunni
William Blake/Jesus the Imagination - Tim Bruce
Catherine Blake/dancer/ensemble - Monia Giovannangeli
Robert Blake/ensemble - Sergio Otero Ksiloco
Job/Albion - Reinhardt Winter
Job’s wife/Jerusalem/ensemble - Vanessa Payer-Kumar
Elohim the Creator/Ezekiel/ensemble - Adda van Zanden
Satan/ensemble - Deborah Eckman and Eva Neubauer
Mrs. Boucher/Jones/ensemble - Nicolette van 't Hek
Sarah Boucher/dancer/ensemble - Marja Merisalo
Devil/Richmond/ensemble - Alexandra Maitland Hume
Voice of The Divine Mother -Carol Starks
Matthews/ensemble - Carl-Johan Haggman
Elihu/ensemble - Mirjam Garscha
Palmer/ensemble - Leo Vertunni
Dancer/ensemble - Francesca Panariti
Hugo & Thea de Leener
Duncan & Thuy Baillie, Marianne Schulz, Antonio & Antonietta Giovannangeli
The New Players Theatre