1616 – The Secrets and Passions of William Shakespeare
Thursday 21 & Friday 22 July, 19.30 - 21.00
Greenwood Theatre, 55 Weston Street (Guy's Campus), SE1 3RA
“As you've never seen or heard him before, the famous playwright is caught bare-footed in his private chamber in his hometown in Warwickshire, home to his patient wife and grown up offspring. Under firmly controlled direction from Lucyna Hunter, Gareth Somers gives a fine performance, hugely varied in pace and content, according to the many different characters he conjures, in recollecting Shakespeare's life.”
Transatlantyk2 present their acclaimed new one-man play, which dramatically recreates Shakespeare’s, life, loves and works.
1616 – The Secrets and Passions of William Shakespeare, is a poetic and physical show that sees Shakespeare on the last day of his life relive his own dramatic, grimy and humorous life story.
He revisits the passions and politics that formed him. Locked in a room inside his Stratford home, the poet, actor, lover, betrayer, moneylender and “king’s man” conjures a final audience to pick through the “rinds and fruits” of his life.
Described by Radio 4's Samira Ahmed as a "remarkable play full of love" 1616 reveals the passions, rivalries, betrayals, loves and dodgy dealings of our greatest playwright.
This intelligent and fast-paced Transatlantyk2 production, has received ***** audience reviews in Stratford-upon-Avon with audiences saying:
“Excellent production, captivating and a real theatrical experience.”
“Excellent in its range, detailed and magnificently performed.”
“Engaging, totally absorbing and poignant.”
“An astounding performance”
Following a critically acclaimed five Star Reviewed one-man Woyzeck at the 2014 Edinburgh Festival, actor/writer and performer Gareth Somers brings the same versatility, skill and energy to play Shakespeare, his friends and adversaries in this lyrical and enlightening new play.
1616 deconstructs and humanises a cultural icon and asks questions about the people and politics which shaped his extraordinary life.
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