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Simon Callow and Being Shakespeare Returning to Trafalgar Studios

Thursday, 12th Jan 2012  

Back in June 2011 audiences headed to Trafalgar Studios 1 to witness Simon Callow appearing in a new one-man show entitled “Being Shakespeare”, which saw him perform many of the Bard’s well known characters. The production appeared just prior to Callow unveiling a new play at the year’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe but it appears that it is his “Being Shakespeare” show that continues to wow the crowds as it is set to return in 2012.

“Being Shakespeare” is set for a limited run at Trafalgar Studios 1 in March in advance of its appearance on the other side of the Atlantic on a US national tour.

Simon Callow is a highly respected actor whose career has seen him appear on the stage and screen, visiting the work of Shakespeare on numerous occasions, from the movie “Shakespeare in Love” to appearances in shows like “Twelfth Night” at The National Theatre in 2011. His other credits include “A Christmas Carol” at the Arts Theatre in 2011/2012, “Waiting for Godot” at the Haymarket Theatre in 2009, “Equus” at the Chichester Festival Theatre in 2008 and “The Woman in White” at the Palace Theatre in 2005, in addition to the popular movie “Four Weddings and a Funeral” in the 1990s.

In “Being Shakespeare” Callow performs from a script by Jonathan Bate, an expert biographer of William Shakespeare who penned books such as “The Genius of Shakespeare”, as he guides the audience through the Bard’s world. As such he takes on numerous characters from the playwright’s canon whilst also studying the man himself, giving audiences a unique chance to explore one of the most famous literary minds the world has ever seen.

Trafalgar Studios 1 is currently the home of “Three Days In May”, which focuses on Winston Churchill – portrayed by “Dalziel and Pascoe” star Warren Clarke – as he convinces his war cabinet of the need to continue to fight during a crucial period of the Second World War.

That production ends its run on Saturday 3rd March 2012, with “Being Shakespeare” briefly following from Wednesday 7th March 2012 to Saturday 31st March 2012.

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