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 the first play written by acclaimed actor and director Sir Mark Rylance. It’s an exuberant and comic exploration of the Shakespeare authorship debate. The action takes place on one night in the garage of geeky teacher Frank Charlton, from where he runs an internet chat-room show called ‘Who’s There?’. On the night in question he asks his international audience “Who really wrote the plays of William Shakespeare?”. By the power of stormy weather and the internet, various individuals who claim authorship turn up from the past, with hilarious consequences.


Press Comment

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

This amateur production of 'I AM SHAKESPEARE' is presented by arrangement with Nick Hern Books.