Being Shakespeare

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Simon Callow brings to life Shakespeare's unforgettable characters and the real man behind the legend in this triumphant play, Being Shakespeare. It took the Edinburgh Festival by storm and, following a hugely successful national tour, Callow's magnificent performance is now set to light up the West End for a strictly limited season.

This revelatory theatrical masterpiece, penned by pre-eminent Shakespeare scholar Jonathan Bate, beckons us into a world populated by the Bard's most loved and most reviled characters, seamlessly interweaving his plays with the life story of the man behind the legend.

In it, Callow reprises his celebration of the world's most renowned playwright, delivering a virtuoso performance of Shakespeare’s Greatest Hits with extraordinary versatility and infectious enthusiasm, making this a truly unique and illuminating theatrical experience.

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