Dark. Powerful. Mysterious. Magnetic. Suspenseful. Stephen Mead presents a truly breath-taking and captivating performance in Murder on the Bare Stage. With the combination of classic masterpieces by greats such as Edgar Allan Poe, W.S. Gilbert, and William Shakespeare and the avant garde masterpieces in the making by poet Magus Magnus, Mead delivers a solo performance that thrusts the audience into a world of imagination and creativity that allows one to return the very heart and essence of theatre.
Without spectacle or set, Mead turns the bare stage into the various settings that allow the mind to submit itself to the world of the works delivered in pieces such as Magnus’ A Bandit Plots a Murder by the Road and Poe’s The Tell-Tale Heart. Through a marriage of what Magnus and Meade refer to as the Idyll form and Dramatic Recitation, an evening of live theatre is created that reminds the viewer that in a world focused on large screens and special effects, that the essence of live theatre requires only the authenticity of the performer and the openness of imagination.
Murder on the Bare Stage is truly a ‘Must-See’ for the 2013 Capital Fringe Festival.