Hercules Productions is a theatre company based in Manchester set up in 2006 by Writer, Director and Actor, Marcus Hercules.
The company’s aim is to use theatre, film, digital arts and music to create eye opening live performance events that are reflective of the conflicts and cultures we experience, in the urban landscapes of the UK today.
Marcus Hercules translates the real stories of people from these challenging environments into the production of high quality theatre, to be presented in various contexts and forms.
Chasing Dreams Film Première: Saturday 19 September, 7:00pm at Contact, Manchester.
An evening of film which celebrates the rich heritage of Manchester uncovered and retold through the participatory theatre projects supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund. The screenings will include Chasing Dreams, a short dramatised retelling of a story emerging from Each One Teach One, a multi-generational exploration of the oral history of Hulme and MossSide. The event will also feature Rasta Roots, a documentary featuring research into the life and times of Haile Selassie and his special relationship with Manchester.
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A physical theatre solo performance packed with an intense narrative. Prison Game is the story of an unsuspecting young primary school aged boy and the extraordinary experiences that life challenges him with throughout his journey into adulthood. A biographical story; this work has developed through real life accounts of genuine experiences. The play focuses on what happens when a person is buried deep within the prison system and the subsequent reactions of those outside it and pays great attention to the psychological impact on a person who has been institutionalised. When prison is your world, how do you function within society? Prison Game is a gripping and at times chilling insight into the life of one of the first generation of ‘starred up’ criminals in the UK, and how prison can define a man. Told through a series of characters, each brought to life by the physical dynamism of the solo performer, interacting with each other and with the audience. The tale is woven together by the physical strength of the actor writer and the dialogue, which is intense and precise and moves the story forward uncompromisingly towards its powerful conclusion.
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