If you can afford your own private performance, Bard in the Yard is a wonderful, gentle re-introduction to live theatre and a reminder of why we love it so much.
With two performances in the original French, which will feature the playwright in an acting role, together with the English ones still to come before the play ends its run on 21 April, Will is that rare gem, a play which is both worthy and fun.
Discover Shakespeare in a different light via Will at the Rose Playhouse, illuminated on stage rather than in the pages of his plays and poems.
Will is a very busy production, crammed with anachronisms and too many competing ideas – something of a work-in-progress.
There are numerous nice ideas in the script for Will at the Rose Playhouse, but the resulting effect is just that – nice. Nothing here is groundbreaking or fully developed and the anomalous mix of styles indicates a lack of focus and precision in both the script and direction.