Classic Texts and Contemporary Audiences: A Panel

Join our panel of directors as they discuss how they make classical texts accessible for a contemporary audience Running from
Last event: Thursday 27 January at 6pm
  • Members & Young Members: £5
    Non-members: £5.56

Members get 10% off tickets at Storyhouse. Moonlight Flicks and Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre. £4 month, no commitment, priority booking, no fees, instant access, two tickets per member.

  • Garret Theatre

Part of: Storyhouse Languages

We are the Storyhouse Young Programmers, and we are bringing you this event in collaboration with Storyhouse Languages in the hope of highlighting classical texts in a new and exciting way. The Young Programmers aim to provide events by young people for young people.

Our panelists include John Young (Director of The Merry Wives of Windsor), Loveday Ingram (Director of Julius Caesar and Henry V), and Ben Spiller (Company Director of 1623 Theatre) all of whom have direct ties and love for the industry of theatre.

Do you love a good enemies to lovers plot or a love triangle?
Have you ever seen She’s All That or The Lion King?
Are you a student or a teacher who loves theatre?
We all like to watch films or read books with plots and devices that have great classical origins in our everyday lives.

This event focuses on the joy involved in bringing modern and classical texts to the 21st century by reinterpreting them in a new contemporary way. With this panel event we hope to show people different sides of classical texts, such as Shakespeare’s plays, and how they can be made accessible for a contemporary audience.

Coronavirus has led to great cultural changes, inspiring new work in our current modern-day renaissance; this new wave of arts re-imagination encourages us all to look back to the earlier renaissance texts in celebration of ongoing change and new ambitions.


Approx 60 mins

On Stage TONY! [The Tony Blair Rock Opera]
Storyhouse Theatre

A reckless reappraisal of the life of former Ugly Rumours front man and Britain’s first pop Prime Minister Tony Blair.

Book now
On Stage An Evening and a Little Bit of a Morning with Mark Steel
Storyhouse Theatre

Newspaper columnist of the year and Have I Got News For You regular, Mark Steel, brings his stand up show to Storyhouse.

Book now
On Stage An Audience With Manchester Legends
Storyhouse Theatre

The ultimate evening of Manchester United legends with Bryan Robson and Brian McClair LIVE on stage together hosted by Jed Stone.

Book now
On Stage Sarah Millican: Late Bloomer
Storyhouse Theatre

Sarah Millican returns to Storyhouse with her brand-new stand-up show Late Bloomer. Come along, laugh at her, with her, beside her.

Book now
On Stage Avant Garde Dance: Illegal Dance
Storyhouse Theatre

Tony Adigun’s Illegal Dance is a unique multi-sensory dance theatre experience in which every audience member must decide where they stand, pick a token, rebel or conform!

Book now
Activities Christmas Bauble Workshop
The Kitchen

Come along to our festive bauble making workshop and stitch yourself, or a loved one, a felt bauble with some hidden sweets inside.

Book now
Activities Santa’s Reindeer Training: Drama Workshop
Storytelling Room

See if you have what it takes to pass Santa’s Reindeer Training. Do you have the skills to navigate the globe on Christmas Eve? Rudolph can’t do it all alone!

Book now
Cinema Tokyo Stories (TBC)

1 hr 30 | Tokyo Stories spans 400 years of incredibly dynamic art – ranging from the delicate woodblock prints of Hokusai and Hiroshige to Manga and film

Book now
Activities Storyhouse Stitchers
Book Pod

A group for knitting, crochet and conversation. Come along with your ongoing project to share tips, patterns and socialise.

Activities New Leaf Drop In
Meeting Room

New Leaf is a FREE voluntary programme that supports unemployed people living in Warrington and Cheshire who need extra help and support to get them into or closer to employment.