Monsters & monarchs performance

(16 – 26 yrs) all year

Shakespeare’s history plays


“The blast of war blows in our ears!”
Henry V (Act 3, Scene 1)

Four actors will bring you England’s rich and rebellious history of Monsters and Monarchs, all fighting for the one object of absolute power: England’s Hollow Crown. Experience the War of the Roses through ten of Shakespeare’s (in)famous history plays in a quick paced, humorous and above all, educational performance by a new generation of Shakespearean experts. Once more unto the breach dear friends, once more! Starting with Edward the third and following the struggle that follows the untimely death of his son and heir. Let’s talk of graves, of worms, and epitaphs. Let’s talk of a band of brothers. Let’s talk of the winter of our discontent. Let’s talk… of Shakespeare.


COST € 1200/ performance
(NOTE: price is open for negotiation, get in contact with us!)
DATE AND TIME Sept 2017 – July 2019 (Pick a date and inquire!)
RUNNING TIME approx. 75 minutes
VENUE Aula of your school, or a location you provide
AGE 16 + (also interesting for university students)
LIMIT OF AUDIENCE MEMBERS max 100 students/ performance
SHAKESPEARE PLAYS COVERED The performance is based on Shakespeare’s history plays.
Plays covered in the workshop and performance:
Edward III, Richard II, Henry IV (part I and II), Henry V, Henry VI (part I, II, III), Richard III and Henry VIII.
ADVISED PREPARATIONS Preparation needed. Prepare your students with the Lesson Pack we provide and/or book a Preparation Workshop to deepen your student’s knowledge on Shakespeare’s history plays. A deeper knowledge of the plays, relations and characters will increase the level of engagement.

The Theme

This brand new Shakespeare play, created in collaboration with the Theatre of Entanglement, covers no less than 10 history plays, following the crown through generations of monarchs. Or monsters. That all depends on your point of view. In a time of fake news and twitter-politics, MONSTERS & MONARCHS takes a look at history through the eyes of The Bard.

Lesson Pack

We offer a lesson pack free of charge, helping to prepare the students by introducing them to some of the themes covered in the performance.

Preparation Workshop

This performance can be booked with a 45-minute workshop, in which students become actively familiar with lines and characters in the history plays through exploration and performance.
The workshop costs an additional € 150/ session for 15-20 students.

Meet your workshop leaders

Tom Dello – Artistic Director of The Ginger
Theatre Company, Actor and Workshop leader

Tom has a Masters degree in Performing Shakespeare from Bath Spa University in the UK. He performed at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre in London and has directed several Shakespearean plays over the last few years both in Dutch as in English. He also is a recurring guest teacher at Utrecht University of the Arts (HKU) and Bath Spa University.

Cezanne Tegelberg – Artistic Director of The Ginger Theatre Company, Actor and Workshop leader

Cézanne Tegelberg is a native English speaking actress, director and deviser, trained at East15 Acting School.
She runs a theatre company called Theatre of Entanglement, which offers an extensive educational programme.
With it, she has created performances such as A Wish in Winter(2012) and Wherefore Art Thou? (2015).

The workshop we did was really interesting because we understood how
Shakespeare intended to give meaning to the text with the words he chose. “

Juan Escalona (23), workshop participant, Spain

Booking and information

T: +31 6 44168483

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