What you will: a Shakespearean treat

Regular readers might remember my interest in one-man Shakespeare shows, which I wrote a post about just a year ago.

One of the one-man shows I mentioned, Roger Rees’s What you Will is coming to the Apollo Theatre in London for a three-week run from 18 September. I saw this on his visit to the Swan Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon and found it very entertaining: cleverly put together and beautifully performed. Rees has many years experience of performing in Shakespeare, including playing Hamlet and Berowne, as well as famously playing Nicholas Nickleby in the RSC’s award-winning production.

Here’s a description: “What you Will is a hysterical (and occasionally historical) 90-minute gallop through all things Shakespearean and a one-man everything there is “to be or not to be” about William Shakespeare. Roger performs the greatest soliloquies ever written, along with accounts of the funniest disasters ever perpetrated on the stage. Juiet’s foolish nurse, gory Macbeth, Hamlet, Richard II, Charles Dickens, James Thurber, Noel Coward and even Stevie Wonder all make appearances during the evening“. The show has been successfully shown on both sides of the Atlantic since 2007.

Readers of this blog are being offered a special rate of £25 a ticket* . To book, call the Box Office on 0844 412 4658 and quote “REES” or visit www.nimaxtheatres.com and enter promo code REES. The show is only on for three weeks so don’t delay!

*The offer is valid for evening performances Monday-Friday and Saturday matinees

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