Travelling players are set to embark on a guildhall tour retracing the route taken by William Shakespeare and Lord Leicester's Men from West to East Midlands in the 17th century.
Stratford-upon-Avon’s Guildhall, now known as Shakespeare’s Schoolroom & Guildhall, and Leicester Guildhall have joined forces to host special performances by travelling players just as they would have done in Tudor and medieval times.
In Stratford-upon-Avon the performance takes place on Saturday 23 July, in the atmospheric setting of Shakespeare’s Schoolroom & Guildhall – now an award-winning visitor attraction. Audiences are invited to enjoy arrival drinks from 7pm before a twilight promenade performance.
Touring company Tell-Tale Presents, known for their witty takes on history, will perform Uncle Richard. This is a fun-filled immersive history play for all the family that explores all sides of the story of Richard III.
The event marks the launch of an exciting new project for Tell-Tale Presents. The Travelling Players Guildhall Trail aims to research and retrace the routes taken by medieval travelling players across the UK. This will include a performance of Uncle Richard at Leicester Guildhall on Sunday 24 July. There are around 60 medieval Guildhalls around the country, many of which in Tudor times hosted performances by travelling players such as Lord Leicester’s Men and the King’s Men, with whom Shakespeare worked and produced his plays.
Tickets for Uncle Richard at Shakespeare’s Schoolroom & Guildhall on Saturday 23 July are priced at £12.50 and £10, and bookable here.
Tell Tale Presents are an award winning touring theatre company established in 2012. Since this time, they have created sixteen new scripts and productions, which they continue to tour to theatres, museums and festivals nationally. Uncle Richard was originally commissioned by Leicester Guildhall to mark the reinterment of Richard III in 2015 and has continued to tour to critical acclaim. Audience members are invited to help a young Henry VIII unravel the mystery of the disappearance of the Princes in the Tower.Buy Tickets
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Shakespeare’s Schoolroom & Guildhall will be opening its doors for February half term holidays, with lots of fun for families to enjoy throughout the building.