Shakespeare Jukebox 2020
1 to 19 July 2020
This year, the award-winning Shakespeare Jukebox goes online for the first time, to bring its usual mix of Shakespearean scenes and interactive fun to you in the safety of your own homes.
Every day at 8am, we'll be posting specially made videos, reinterpreting some of our favourite scenes for a these socially distanced times. Tune in each day from 1 July to find a new scene for your enjoyment.
The Jukebox performers this year are Alex Archer, Maria Carnegie, Robbie Carnegie, Malcolm Lomax, Jayne Marling and Dick Silson, plus special guests!
The videos are edited by Caroline Marks, with original music by Iain Carnegie. Artwork by Mister Hope.
We were thrilled to receive this review:
Utterly wonderful! The company of The Shakespeare Jukebox are regular street theatre performers at Buxton Fringe and this year have produced a series of short videos of their pieces. The online format works really well - it feels like Shakespeare’s characters have taken to social media and are producing their own TikTok videos. Hearing birds in the background as Tullus Aufidius makes a speech which unexpectedly welcomes his arch-enemy Caius Martius Corolianus (Day 6) adds to the sense that you are watching a video from the Volscian army’s media department. The three witches (Day 1) have canine accompaniment. The vegetation trembles around Prospero as he talks of our ‘insubstantial pageant’ (Day 2). Beautifully filmed and edited, these short pieces of Shakespeare are great for all the family.
The Shakespeare Jukebox are posting a new video every morning of the Fringe, so keep checking back for new material.
If you enjoy the scenes, please make a donation to the Buxton & High Peak Samaritans here.