Have you seen MONTAGU, the “wizard of the weird and wonderful” (Chiswick W4) Greg Freeman’s latest “bonkers, off-the-wall” take on the world? If not, you only have a little more than a week left to catch the play’s premiere production in its strictly limited season to 17 June 2017 at London’s Tabard Theatre. Here are photos and show trailer to tempt you…
Following on from their sell out success last summer with Sherlock Holmes and the Invisible Thing, writer Greg Freeman and director Ken McClymont have returned to London’s Tabard Theatre with their latest production MONTAGU, an off-beat, thought-provoking play about a leadership struggle in a herd of donkeys.
Montagu is not happy. Leaders of his herd keep getting assassinated and he’s just been made the next leader. Worse still he is now faced by the two most important issues that dominates the thinking of every new leader. “How can I stay in power” and “what will be my legacy?” Let’s hope Montagu even survives the night.
Greg Freeman’s MONTAGU is an allegorical and timely tale that takes a witty satirical look at leadership and power.
Greg Freeman edited and adapted the only ever successful UK version of an American sitcom: Who’s The Boss which became The Upper Hand (ITV). He has since developed a career in the theatre. His writing credits at the Tabard Theatre include the Time Out Critics Choice shows of No Picnic… Doig… and Beak Street, as well as DogStar and Sherlock Holmes and The Invisible Thing.
MONTAGU stars, in the title role, Christien Anholt (Hamlet, Relic Hunter), who was last seen at the Tabard Theatre in Dog Ends, alongside Jerome Ngonadi, and Evelyn Craven. The production is designed by Mike Leopold.
Chiswick Calendar’s film crew went behind the scenes with MONTAGU. Was in donkey love?