The rock opera UNCENSORED KINGDOM, written and directed by singer-songwriter MAX FORLEO aka THE TRAVELER, deals with the minor tetralogy of W: Shakespeare on Henry VI and Richard III, traces the history of these two sovereigns so different from each other, from the of view of feelings and emotions by singing them in the first person.
The 15 songs make up the work in three chapters/EP. (available in stores and digital platforms).
The show sees the collaboration in the actor’s texts and in the booklet/guide of one of the greatest Italian comic book authors: RICCARDO SECCHI, (Dylan Dog, Nathan Never, Disney).
The choreographies of the dance and the actor’s parts are interpreted and written by IVAN GESSAROLI, dancer/actor for the SCALA Di MIlano and other important Italian theaters.
The complete trilogy was released in October 2015.
Production: M2F srl (www.m2faudio.it)
Music and Lyrics: Massimiliano Forleo aka THE TRAVELLER
Director MASSIMILIANO FORLEO
Texts Narrated: RICCARDO SECCHI (Disney, Bonelli)
Narrated MAURIZIO ARENA (Priscilla, Footloose, Il Piccolo di Milano)
Uncensored Kingdom is a starting point, an alternative, modern and emotional way to arouse curiosity in kids, to bring them closer to the classic through the modern together with an immortal language such as music.
During the story of the boys retrace the events of the protagonists, these come to life through the songs that narrate the salient moments that the artist has considered such.
The protagonists do not speak according to the drama but express themselves in the first person revealing their emotions that THE TRAVELER has tried to capture in the text.
Shakespeare in Rock is a concert in stages, therefore marked by the children themselves who go through the story of the drama.