FEATURED SHOW: A Kingdom for a Stage marking #Shakespeare400, Reviews are in!

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Have you seen the reviews for our Featured Show, A Kingdom for a Stage? Tony Diggle‘s new play, written in honour of the four hundredth anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare, is directed by Andrew Loudon and stars Jonathan Coote (pictured above) as William Shakespeare. The premiere production’s limited season continues at London’s Chelsea Theatre until 7 May 2016.

William Shakespeare sits in the heavens with his peers, excited by the recreation of his Globe Theatre in London and by the four hundredth anniversary of his death. With Puck’s assistance, he returns to London, believing that everything is very much better.

When he discovers things are not nearly as rosy as he thought, he decides to “torment them (the people of the present day) for this error”. But Christopher Marlowe and Mephistopheles intervene, pointing out that Shakespeare’s own life was far from rosy itself!

The play compares the Britain of the Elizabethan and Jacobean age with the Britain of Elizabeth II, and contrasts Shakespeare the public man, as expressed through the general line of his plays, with Shakespeare the private man.

Reviews

PLAYS TO SEE – Rowena Hawkins 
“It’s driven by a great concept, with flashes of hilarity including a brilliant Phil Mitchell-esque angel.”
LONDON THEATRE 1 – Genni Trickett
“Exciting and full of potential… Uniformly excellent standard of acting… A heartfelt tribute to the Bard”
I WATCH PLAYS & STUFF – Eda Nacar
“The ensemble are brilliant and there are some great stand-out performances… Jonathan Coote is admirable as Will Shakespeare, the poetry rolling off his tongue with ease, and commanding the stage like an excellent player… Christopher Knott’s short but hilarious visit as an Angel adds wonderful comedy to the piece”
A YOUNGER THEATRE – Manuel Munoz
“An effective and talented cast… Believable and moving performances”
RIGHT REV STAN – Stacey Meadwell
“Clever mixing and melting together of famous lines and speeches together with plenty of literary references”
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