MISTER SHAKESPEARE An In-Complete Work
London is dangerous in 1606. William Shakespeare is isolated in his rooms to avoid contagion. A suspicious king shaken by the recent gun-powder plot, sees plotters everywhere; a wrong word risks imprisonment or death. Meanwhile, Mister Shakespeare is trying to cope.
Actors shout for new roles; his brother whines for help, his wife wants her marriage back; his lover wants …love. Ghostly voices to endure, reminding him of choices made when he abandoned home and family for life in the theatre, to a back-ground of demanding actors, wayward daughters, and those incessant church bells. Despite the clamour, he is inspired to write at least 3 of the master-pieces we know today, King Lear, Antony and Cleopatra and Macbeth.
In this new play by Michael Barry, brought to you by the team who created ‘The Eva Cassidy Story’, we explore Shakespeare The Man, The Father, The Actor, and the entrepreneur a very human Bard: ambitious, troubled, funny, loving, trying to make sense from the chaos around him: creating in confinement. An evocative depiction of Jacobean life, a tour de force of a performance.
Price: from £17.50
Venue: Main Auditorium
Running Time: 115 mins
Recommended Age: 12