Starring Simon Callow
A New Play by Jonathan Bate
Directed by Tom Cairns
Lighting Design - Bruno Poet
Music & Sound Design - Ben and Max Ringham
Simon Callow brings to life Shakespeare's unforgettable characters and the real man behind the legend in this triumphant new play, Being Shakespeare. After taking the Edinburgh Festival by storm and following a hugely successful national tour, Callow's magnificent performance sets the West End alight for a strictly limited summer season.
Recently hailed for his performance as Sir Toby Belch in the National Theatre's critically acclaimed sold-out production of Twelfth Night, Simon Callow (star of Four Weddings and a Funeral, Shakespeare in Love, Room with a View) joins forces with Jonathan Bate (pre-eminent Shakespeare biographer and editor of the RSC's Shakespeare: The Complete Works) and director Tom Cairns (Old Vic's All About My Mother, National Theatre's Aristocrats, Royal Opera House's Cocteau's Voices) to fill the stage in an extraordinary theatrical event.