Will's Will

Shakespeare’s last will and testament is read and frequently interrupted – much to the chagrin of the presiding attorney -  by a host of characters: his family, his neighbours, the characters from his plays, his London actor friends.

 

The text knits together many Shakespearean quotes and speeches - ( people love to spot them!) There are songs from the plays, a sword fight, family revelations, contemporary events, and much more....

 

First performed in the gardens of Allen Hall, Chelsea - 12 July 2016.

Subsequent performances at the Bread and Roses Theatre, Clapham Manor Street – 9-11 August 2016.

 

Minstrel
Minstrel

"Sigh no more ladies." Tim Thomas as the minstrel.

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Attorney
Attorney

"Friends, Romans, countrymen." Sharon Jennings as Attorney

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Lady Macbeth and Attorney
Lady Macbeth and Attorney

"If it were done when 'tis done, then 'twere well it were done quickly." Margaret Ashley as Lady Macbeth, and Sharon Jennings as Attorney.

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Romeo & Juliet
Romeo & Juliet

"O wilt thou leave me so unsatisfied?" Richard Houghton-Evans & Margaret Ashley as Romeo & Juliet.

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Hamlet
Hamlet

"I knew him, Horatio." Richard Houghton-Evans as Hamlet.

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Witness and Thomas Coombe.
Witness and Thomas Coombe.

"There's no more honour in thee than in a stewed prune." Richard Ward & Tim Thomas as witness and Thomas Coombe, with Sharon Jennings as Attorney in background.

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Anne Hathaway & Judith Shakespeare
Anne Hathaway & Judith Shakespeare

"Grief fills the room up of my absent child." Richard Houghton-Evans & Margaret Ashley as Anne Hathaway & Judith Shakespeare, with Sharon Jennings as Attorney in background.

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Ophelia
Ophelia

"Rosemary - that's for rememberance." Richard Houghton-Evans as Ophelia.

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Prospero
Prospero

"Our revels are now ended." Margaret Ashley as Prospero with Richard Houghton-Evans, Richard Ward, Sharon Jennings and Tim Thomas in the background.

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           Cast

 

Margaret Ashley

Richard Houghton-Evans

Sharon Jennings

Tim Thomas

Richard Ward