"Brevity is the soul of wit"
60 Hour Shakespeare’s mild inspiration is the rehearsal time available to actors in Shakespeare’s time. Acting companies might have had only one rehearsal before a performance and performed as many as 40 productions a year. Our company performs with professional and amateur actors from around the world, who are cast from open auditions, to raise money for charity.
‘I saw a piece of theatrical bravura on Monday – a wonderful production of Hamlet, rehearsed and put together over just one weekend. The strong sense of movement created a special dynamic – you felt that almost anything could happen.’
Susan Creed, Henley Standard
Romeo & Juliet
19:30BST, Bank Holiday Monday 31st May 2021
Until 1558 the Catholic Queen, Bloody Mary, sat on the English throne and burnt hundreds of Protestants at the stake. Queen Elizabeth I returns England to a tolerant Protestant country, but it remains riven, and a young Protestant woman is determined to marry a Catholic.
‘What a great job you did to get such wonderful work out of such a range of actors. It was so fresh and vital, and great to hear the whole play.’