From this summer, Scena Mundi will be launching The Mechanicals, a small company of actors playing condensed versions of the classics. Inspired by The Midsummer Night's Dream's troupe of Athenian workers turned Thespians, The Scena Mundi Mechanicals will bring short, punchy, immersive versions of classical plays to audiences nationwide, while remaining true to the originals. The new company launched with Twelfth Night in June 2016 to delighted guests at private events in London and will have their first public outing in August 2016.

Scena Mundi have been invited back to the Ventnor Exchange Festival, on the Isle of Wight for a short premiere run of Twelfth Night from Friday the 12th of August to Sunday the 14th at Holy Trinity Church, Ventnor. For details of performances and to book tickets, go to the Ventnor Exchange Festival website, here.

private hire

• 45 minutes • 4 actors • One play •

The Mechanicals have so far proved extremely popular for private events, having launched Twelfth Night at the Albert Square, Vauxhall, resident's summer picnic and opened the summer dinner of an exclusive Gentlemen's club in The Mall. We are now open for bookings and would love to bring our talented company to your event, workplace or even your home for private performances. 

A fast-paced, fun, faithful rendition of a famous play brought directly to you. You choose the play, we do the rest! The Mechanicals have a fast-growing repertory, currently including:

• Twelfth Night • Macbeth • Pyramus & Thisbe from A Midsummer Night's Dream • 

What's your favourite classical play? If you have one that's not on our list, let us know! We can also offer a bespoke service to make your occasion that little bit more special. We will work intimately with you to produce a masterful and personal short classic to really wow your guests!


Readings and beyond

You could, for a need, study a speech of some dozen or sixteen lines, which I would set down and insert in’t, could you not?
— Hamlet; II, ii

Looking for something more intimate? Scena Mundi's professional, classically trained actors are also available for poetry readings, recitals, extracts and more. Simply tell us your requirements and we will curate a bespoke programme to suit your needs.


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