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Simon Callow Returning with Being Shakespeare at the Harold Pinter Theatre

Saturday, 15th Feb 2014  

The Show Previously Appeared at Trafalgar Studios in 2011 and 2012, in addition to Locations in the United States

Back in both 2011 and 2012 audiences at the Trafalgar Studios 1 were able to witness the respected actor Simon Callow in Being Shakespeare, a show that explored the real man behind plays like Romeo & Juliet and Hamlet, and now it has been revealed that the production will return in 2014. This time around the show will appear at the Harold Pinter Theatre for a limited run beginning at the end of February and it will give audiences another opportunity to witness Callow in action.

Being Shakespeare is a one-man show from writer Jonathan Bate, who is an expert biographer of William Shakespeare behind books like The Genius Of Shakespeare. Callow, taking on the single part, guides us through the world inhabited by the famous playwright and along the way takes on the roles of many characters from his works. At the same time the Bard himself will come under the spotlight and audiences with theatre tickets will be granted insights into the famous literary mind.

Even before Being Shakespeare Callow was no stranger to solo performances, having bought the likes of The Mystery of Charles Dickens to the stage. His other stage roles have included The Woman In White at the Palace Theatre, Equus at the Chichester Festival Theatre, Waiting For Godot at the Theatre Royal Haymarket and A Christmas Carol at the Arts Theatre, in addition to the US tour of Being Shakespeare, among others. He has also appeared onscreen in the likes of Doctor Who (portraying Charles Dickens on two separate occasions) and movies like Four Weddings And A Funeral and Amadeus, in addition to various other roles.

The Harold Pinter Theatre was most recently the home of Jez Butterworth’s Mojo, but that show ended at the venue early in February. It remains empty until Being Shakespeare appears at the venue from 26th February 2014 to 15th March 2014. After that another recently-announced show opens at the venue in the form of Noel Coward’s Relative Values with Patricia among the cast members. The latter previously appeared at the Theatre Royal Bath in 2013. 

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