We are excited to host the V&A this year in the Wilderness, who bring a special programme to mark Shakespeare’s 450th birthday.
Join the Victoria and Albert Museum’s Department of Theatre and Performance for a line-up of festival events to celebrate the life and works of the world’s most famous playwright.
Inspired by the current V&A display Shakespeare: Greatest Living Playwright, the programme will bring the Bard to life through a range of Shakespeare-inspired talks, screenings and performances.
Live Canon’s Birthday Bard
Keep an eye out for Live Canon’s actors throughout the festival who will be celebrating Shakespeare’s birthday by performing all 154 of his sonnets…from memory.
AVM Curiosities – Marchpane to Mutton: A Taste of Shakespeare’s Time
A must-see for all foodies, sample popular sweets and spices and uncover the delicacies of the Elizabethan era with an exotic interactive lecture by Tasha Marks of AVM curiosities.
Shakespeare Tribes: The Merry Wives of Windsock
Revel in unmediated collective joy as you enjoy a liberating performance by this choral tribe. Inspired by the heady final scene of Merry Wives of Windsor, they explore festival ritual to celebrate the group as opposed to the individual.
The Bookshop Band
Music to any bookworm’s ears, The Bookshop Band will be performing their Shakespeare-inspired melodies and telling tales about how their songs were born.
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