The production will open for previews from the 19th September.

The Omnibus Theatre has confirmed that Charlie Dupré’s Compositor E, directed by the Omnibus Theatre’s Artistic Director Marie McCarthy will be presented at the theatre from next month as part of its 10th birthday celebrations.

London 1623. Apprentice typesetter, 17-year-old John arrives to work under the mentorship of ambitious printer Isaac Jaggard on a potentially game-changing new commission – Shakespeare’s first-ever complete works.

As John grapples to stamp a manuscript of Macbeth onto the page, fuelled by his dark past, he finds himself weaving his own narrative into the text. But as the ink sets, he begins questioning who the storytellers really are…

The cast for the production includes: Tré Medley as John Leason, Kaffe Keating as Isaac Jaggard and David Monteith as Richard Bardolph.

Talking about the production, Marie McCarthy, Artistic Director of Omnibus Theatre said today, “When I read Charlie Dupré’s play set in 1623, I was struck by how relevant it is to audiences today: exploring themes around authenticity, creative agency and shining a light on the working-class people who shaped history – rather than just the traditional heroes we are taught about. In line with our 10th Birthday this Autumn, we look forward to creating a new production, which celebrates the stories we all have in us.”

Meanwhile, the creative team for the production includes: Designer: Sophia Pardon; Assistant Designer: Yijin Li; Assistant Designer: Lila Vitos; Lighting Designer and Videographer: Rachel Sampley; Sound Designer: Adam McCready; Stage Manager: Meghan Smyth; Dramaturg: Sam Pout; Associate Director: Chris Yarnell and Assistant Director: Joanna Woźnicka.

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