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billy shakes:

The imagined childhood of the Big Bard himself….

A show for ages 4+ and their grown-ups about the childhood of William Shakespeare.


Bursting with live music, puppetry and a wealth of brilliantly barmy historical inaccuracies, this 50-minute fun-filled show is performed in the ‘groundlings’ courtyard of the theatre delivering an interactive and engaging experience in a stunning historical setting.  


Billy Shakes – Wonderboy embraces the joy of story-telling and is the perfect introduction to the delights of Shakespeare for children and adults alike!


Directed / Written by Elvi Piper

Designer Antony Jones

Creative Producer Chemeana Lacey 

Composer / Musical Director Rosie Fox

Costume Production Julie Ashcroft

Co-producing Kirsty Pennycook 

Cast includes (in alphabetical order)

Jordan Akkaya
Victoria Brazier 

Daisy Ann Fletcher

Edith Kirkwood
Alyce Liburd

Harri Pitches 

Supported by Arts Council England 

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