Flute was set up in 2014 to create productions of Shakespeare for inclusive audiences. We specialise in international touring, performing at major European festivals as well as partnering with Orange Tree Theatre in Richmond with our pioneering productions for children with autism and their families. Our productions are targeted toward the widest possible audience, encompassing all ages and languages by defying traditional expectations of Shakespeare. We have two ways of making our work; both are immersive and intimate.
The first strips away the pomp and ceremony of Shakespeare’s plays to reveal the essence of their humanity with fresh, original theatricality. Hamlet and Twelfth Night aremade in this way and both made their world premieres at international festivals. Hamlet began in Poland at the Gdansk Shakespeare Festival in 2015 and Twelfth Night premiered in Spain at The Festival de Teatro Clasico de Almagro in 2017. Hamlet continued to tour to the major European Shakespeare festivals, performing in Romania, Denmark, Germany and Spain as well as a four week run in London’s West End. Most recently we revived Hamlet to perform at Gyula Shakespeare festival in Hungary in July 2018. Twelfth Night has toured to Romania and Germany during Spring/Summer 2018. The experience of sharing Shakespeare with diverse audiences across the world is essential to Flute’s way of working.
The second method goes even deeper into the essence of Shakespeare to create productions specifically for children with autism and their families. The foundation of these productions is the Hunter Heartbeat Method created by Artistic Director Kelly Hunter.
Follow these links for more information:
Kings of Infinite Space by Kelly Hunter
Hamlet in Rehearsal – Official London Theatre, December 2016
‘Hamlet, Who’s There’ – Creating a New Production for the Modern World.