The Wardrobe is set over a 530-year period and tells the stories of various young people who seek refuge or comfort in the same wardrobe between 1485 and 2015.
Mother and daughter Kimberley and Elisabeth Shaw have united to direct a show at Playlovers Theatre this September – and it also features Kimberley’s youngest daughter Stephanie in the production.
Written by Sam Holcroft, The Wardrobe is set over a 530-year period and tells the stories of various young people who seek refuge or comfort in the same wardrobe between 1485 and 2015.
From the War Of The Roses’ last days, through English Civil War brutality, paranoia of the Plague and heartbreak of World War I conscription, right up to modern-day complications with social networking, the play seamlessly weaves humour with moments in history that ultimately depict the loss of innocence.
Holcroft is currently writer-in-residence at the UK’s National Theatre Studio and she was commissioned to write the play as part of the 2014 National Theatre Connections Festival.
The Wardrobe features 23 actors aged between 11 and 17 – and 10 of them have professional credits to their names.
Aside from Elisabeth and Stephanie, the cast also features four sets of siblings including two sets of twins.
Joining The Wardrobe is Following The Black Sheep, written by Perth playwright Yvette Wall.
WHEN: 8pm September 11 - 13
WHERE: Playlovers, Hackett Hall, Draper Street, Floreat