Lena Kaur: Two Noble Kinsman (RSC) Press Night

Date - 24 August, 2016, All News Opening Nights Theatre

Lena Kaur opens tonight in Stratford-Upon-Avon as The Lady of May in Two Noble Kinsman with the Royal Shakespeare Company.

As part of the current RSC season, Lena will also play Adriana in The Rover, and Donna in Seven Acts Of Mercy.

Two best friends, knights at arms, are captured in battle and imprisoned. From their window they see a beautiful woman and both fall instantly in love with her, turning from intimate friendship to jealous rivalry in the space of a minute. One is released and goes AWOL in the woods of Athens, searching for a way to be near his beloved. When the jailer’s daughter frees the other, and follows him into the forest herself, the stage is set for absurd adventures and painful confusions in this study of the intoxication and strangeness of love.

Attributed to Fletcher and Shakespeare, The Two Noble Kinsmen is based on Chaucer’s The Knight’s Tale.

Director Blanche McIntyre (As You Like It, Shakespeare’s Globe 2015) teams up with Anna Fleischle (Olivier Award winner for best set design, Hangmen 2015) to bring an intoxicating world to the Swan Theatre stage, where chauvinist men are confronted by resilient women and love is a prize in a deadly game.

Overview

Lena’s most notable TV include: SPC Bryony, Happy Valley series 2, Prisoners Wives , Torchwood and Hollyoaks.

Lena theatre credits include: Myth, The Earthworks, Seven Acts of Mercy, The Rover and Two Noble Kinsmenall at The Royal Shakespeare Company. Treasure Island National Theatre,Thursday by Bryony Lavery for ETT, title role of Rubina for Birmingham Rep, The Skys the Limit at The Old Vic and most recently The last testament of Lillian Bilocca written by Maxine Peak for Hull Truck/ City Of Culture.

Lena’s writing credits include, Come To Where I’m From, Paines Plough and 'Are You That Girl off the Telly?’, Leicester Square and St James Theatre. She also contributed sketches for Scallywagga , BBC.

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