Finding the Will are shaking up Shakespeare, giving him a modern day setting and bringing him to Arnside Educational Institute next month.
Macbeth, Hamlet and Twelfth Night are three of Shakespeare’s most famous plays. In three new monologues, Bard Heads takes an up-to-date look at what might’ve happened next to some of the plays much loved characters. Macbeth’s witch is now a cookery writer, Malvolio from Twelfth Night is bent on revenge and Hamlet’s courtier, Osric reveals all in therapy – will the history books have to be re-written?
Each 50-minute monologue is full of laughter, tears and quite a few surprises. They explore the full gamut of human emotions and remind us that Shakespeare wrote great stores that are still relevant today.
Bard Heads has been written so that it can be understood and enjoyed without knowledge of the parent plays and is suitable for ages 14+.
Written and performed by Jules Hobbs and Richard Curnow, Bard Heads is touring to village and community venues across Cumbria and Durham with each village hall showing two of the three solo pieces. In Arnside the pieces are from Twelfth Night and Macbeth.
- Bard Heads: Sunday, 14th October 7.30pm, Arnside Educational Institute, Church Hill, Arnside. Tickets: Children £4.50, Adults £7, Family £19. Bookings: Sue Hayward sdhaywardATtiscali.co.uk or 01524 762254.