The Hazards of Love

A worldwide commedia collaboration

Mon 4 Feb 2019

The Hazards of Love


Produced and presented by Stickyback Theatre for The Travelling Masks

In Collaboration with The Cockpit


This is the opening leg of a world theatre adventure.
In 2017 a bunch of individuals from around the world traveled to Reggio Emilia, Italy to train with Antonio Fava at Scuola Internazionale dell’Attore Comico – SIAC.

The result is an inspiring worldwide commedia dell’arte collaboration!

The show will travel the globe but with a new cast in each country - only the masks and plot will travel. The beauty lies in commedia dell’arte not being scripted so the show will change wildly form one place to the next depending on the cultural identification of characters! The aim of the Trvelling Masks is the promotion of joy that comes from traditional theatre and the inclusion of anyone who wishes to be involed - creating a global theatre family!

A package originating from London containing masks (made by Lee White), batacchios, and a canovaccio will be sent to the participating world locations in sequential order. Each location has 4 weeks to cast, devise, perform and send the box to the next location. The canovaccio is a secret until the cast open the box.


The beautiful Isabella and her Flávio are itching to be stitched together in matrimonial bliss. Perfect. Until their imbecile parents, Signore Pantalone and Dr. Gratiano, tear the seams of their friendship and destroy the happy day.

An outsider appears
Zanni interferes
Come laugh and cheer
The Travelling masks
World Premiere

Praise for previous Stickyback shows:
Best comedy winners - Brighton Fringe -2013
Best comedy runners up - Brighton Fringe 2014
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ - British Theatre guide on Rockertinkler

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ - Broadway Baby on A puppet Named Desire
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ - The Public Reviews on Puppetgeist
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ - The Upcoming on Sunshine


Robert Den Engelsman
Joshua Harvey
Claire McCarthy
Christa Van Rijn
Matt Willis
Noelle Guillemette
Daniel King
John Mitton
Brigette Wellbelove
Angela Yeoh
Katie Hartshorn
Denize Levett
Nikoletta Soumelidis
Lee White
Remi Yukinaga

For a list of future shows please visit The Traveling Masks website


Monday 4th February 2019 - 7:00pm
All tickets: £10