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Being Shakespeare - Harold Pinter Theatre

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Venue Information
Harold Pinter Theatre

Harold Pinter Theatre
6 Panton Street

Seating Plan


(3mins) Take Coventry Street up to Oxendon Road; the theatre is 100 metres along on the right.

Review Summary
Average Rating: 5 out of 5 stars based on 1 review(s)


Latest Review: "As a Shakespeare enthusiast for more than 30 years, this was just up my street. An excellent perf..."

The Harold Pinter Theatre has been the home to a great deal of shows over the years that have earned great acclaim and featured some stand-out acts. This tradition continues in 2014 with the arrival of the renowned actor Simon Callow, who returns his one-man show Being Shakespeare to the West End venue in February and casts a spotlight on the Bard and the abundance of shows that emerged from his pen. With the capital enjoying great success with Shakespeare’s work in recent years it could not be arriving at a more perfect time.

Callow has appeared both onstage and onscreen in an abundance of roles over the years during an illustrious career. Of course many of these roles have included the work of Shakespeare - such as Twelfth Night at The National Theatre in 2011 – as well as Waiting For Godot at the Haymarket Theatre in 2009, Marigold/Mr Chops at the Riverside Studios in 2009 and Equus at the Chichester Festival Theatre in 2008. On the screen his credits include Shakespeare In Love, Four Weddings And A Funeral, No Ordinary Trifle, plus television programmes like Doctor Who.

And with his experience of working in the world of Shakespeare he is well versed in his back catalogue, which makes it apt that he is tackling the subject of the Bard at the Harold Pinter Teatre. Not only will he be taking to the stage in the guise of many of Shakespeare’s most famous characters, he will also be attempting to look at the man himself, whose pen produced some of the best known works in the English Language. It is the latest time the show has been seen in the West End, following its previous appearances at the Trafalgar Studios in 2011 and 2012.

The production has been written by Jonathan Bate and appears at the Harold Pinter Theatre prior to the arrival of Noel Coward’s Relative Values in March. The latter sees an array of big names take to the stage and it shows that the venue is a good place to see some familiar faces.

Being Shakespeare is at the Harold Pinter Theatre from Wednesday 26th February 2014. 

Show Information
Booking From: Saturday, 15th March 2014
Booking Until: Saturday, 15th March 2014
Show Status: production_closed
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