‘ historical drama of disarming intimacy and freshness’
‘A beautifully accomplished revival…It’d be a scandal to this this’
‘A luminous labour of love’
‘A beautiful revival of a wise and witty play’
‘Handsome, beautifully realised and impeccably presented’
‘Its pleasures are subtle, and quite beautiful’
‘Mixed full-blooded emotion with high-stakes intellectual debate’
‘This is a lovey, compassionate play full of old-fashioned virtues and it gets a production to match its filigree delicacy’
When William Shakespeare’s daughter is publicly accused of adultery with her neighbour, her husband chooses to stand by her, suing her accuser for slander. In doing so, their lives fall under the glare of intense public scrutiny in this emotional thriller, based upon real events from Stratford-upon-Avon in the summer of 1613.
A powerful exposé of the contradiction between human desire and social convention which seeks to repress it, Peter Whelan’s moving and uplifting play provides a beautiful evocation of life in Shakespearian England. It was first produced to great acclaim by the Royal Shakespeare Company before transferring to the West End and Broadway.
Winner of the UK Theatre Award for Best Touring Production 2016.
Writer – Peter Whelan
Director – James Dacre
Designer – Jonathan Fensom
Lighting Designer – Malcolm Rippeth
Sound Designer – Becky Smith
Composer – Valgeir Sigurosson
Casting Director – Gemma Hancock & Sam Stevenson
Associate Director – Jesse Jones
Dialect – Charmian Hoare
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Press & Publicity – Kate Morley PR
Jonathan Guy Lewis
Produced for and on behalf of English Touring Theatre & The Royal, Derngate Northampton Rose Theatre Kingston