Shakespeare, HIS WIFE AND THE DOG
Written by Philip Whitchurch
Performed by Sally Edwards and Philip Whitchurch
Directed by Julia St John
April 1616 - Shakespeare has returned to Stratford a rich and famous man but all's not well. Why is he so unhappy? Why can't he sleep? Why is his wife furious with him? Who is Will waiting for and why can't Anne find the dog?
A sleepless night in Stratford
The secrets, lies, resentments and passions of a marriage laid bare.
The one hour traffic of our play.
Shakespeare, his Wife and the Dog received it's world premiere at Summerhall for the 2014 Edinburgh Festival to critical acclaim. It goes on a National Tour in September 2016.
'The play is wonderfully written and beautifully acted. If you have ever loved Shakepeare's work , this show will remind you why.' - Broadway Baby - 4 Stars
'This piece is intelligent, witty and emotive, as well as being really good fun!' - Three Weeks - 5 Stars
'A Bardian trainspotter's delight...this is a script which will belong to the ages.' - Fringe Review - 5 Stars
'With Whitchurch himself as Shakespeare and Sally Edwards in the role of Anne Hathaway, there is something of an acting master-class to be found onstage... it is a play that rises and falls in careful breaths prompting it's audience into laughter and stillness in equal measure.' - The Skinny - 4 Stars
'A joyous celebration of Language.' - The List - 4 Stars
'It’s a fine production founded upon two strong central performances.' - The Scotsman - 4 Stars