British Council Ukraine will present one Ukrainian theatre with the opportunity to create a new – to Ukraine – production of Shakespeare in cooperation with a British scenographer to be selected from the Finalists for the 2015 Linbury Prize.
The theatre will be selected by our panel of experts via open competition.
The British Council Ukraine will underwrite the visit of the British scenographer, stage design and construction and costuming for this joint Ukrainian-British performance. We will also assist in establishing contacts between the British and Ukrainian artists, providing coordination and informational support throughout the project.
Our panel has settled on three Shakespeare plays – Julius Caesar, Cymbeline, or A Winter’s Tale – for the performance. Despite the works’ popularity among international audiences, none of these plays have - so far - ever been staged in Ukraine, in Ukrainian. The Premiere is scheduled for April 2016 on the occasion of the international commemoration of the 400th anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare.