I Am Shakespeare (2018)

'The Big Secret Live - I Am Shakespeare - Webcam Daytime Chatroom Show!'

Oct 13th to 20th 2018

Written by Mark Rylance

Directed by Anne-marie Greene

‘I Am Shakespeare’ is Mark Rylance’s first play: a characteristically exuberant dramatic exploration of the Shakespeare authorship debate. Geeky school master Frank Charlton runs an internet chat-room show called ‘Who’s There?’ from his garage. This week the question he poses to his international audience is “Who really wrote the plays of William Shakespeare? ”. The first guest to turn up is William Shakspar and he is swiftly followed by others who claim authorship to the plays:  Francis Bacon, Edward de Vere, and Mary Sidney.  Using the format of a webcam daytime chatroom show, the whole piece is delightfully bonkers! 

Press Comment

“Witty, gloriously funny and wonderfully well-written . . . .the best thing I have seen in years”  The Stage


CASTING:  7 actors needed ( 5 / 6 men and 1 / 2 women )

OPEN READING: Tuesday 17th April 7.30p.m. in the Bar

AUDITIONS:  Sunday 22nd April 2.30p.m. onwards in the Bar and Auditorium.

For more information about this production please contact the Director via the email address vicechair@criteriontheatre.co.uk