Sha-Manic Plays – John Constable.

Four darkly mysterious plays with a shamanic theme by the gifted shamanic playwright who has acheived note for his magical and theatrical activist work around London’s Southwark.


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Four plays by John Constable, London-based playwright, poet, performer, community activist and historian.  He has achieved note for his mystery pageant play, Southwark Mysteries,  which was performed at the Globe and at Southwark Cathedral. Treadwell’s is proud to count him as a friend, and in 2013 he premiered his one-man play SPARE in our venue. Here are four plays of shamanic power, reflecting constable’s remarkable stagecraft and language.

Black Mas
Dead Man’s Handle
The False Hairpiece

John Constable read English at Cambridge University, after which he travelled widely through Europe and the Far East with various theatre groups before settling in Southwark. He is much-loved also for his work at Cross Bones Graveyard in Southwark.