To celebrate the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death, Anglia Contemporary Theatre present the premiere of a new musical by Rebecca Applin and Susannah Pearse, 'Shakespeare’s Shadows'.
1642. England. The Interregnum. 26 years after Shakespeare's death his legacy is already in jeopardy. Oliver Cromwell and his puritanical government have banned the theatre and shut all the playhouses.
An unemployed company of actors (now officially known as 'rogues'), angered and disempowered by the new status quo, drown their sorrows in the taverns of Eastcheap. Meanwhile in the Ether, some of Shakespeare's most powerful characters plot a revolution - to be performed on stage once more.
Premiered Thursday 21st January 2016 at the Mumford Theatre Cambridge
I Stage Managed this show, as well as Property designed the show.