‘The Face of Shakespeare’ Programme

Narrators:- John Gordon, Caroline Harris and Laura Furlong

‘When The Daisies Pied’  with Anne Rycroft/Katherine Littler

‘King Richard’ with Sylvia Poole

‘The Taming Of The Shrew’ with Graham Ford/Sally-Anne Rafferty

‘Where The Bee Sucks’ with Anne Rycroft/Katherine Littler

‘Robert Greene’ with Jean James

‘Romeo And Juliet’ with Sylvia Poole and Freya Thompson

‘Sonnet 130’ with Caroline Harris/Laura Furlong

‘Comedy Of Errors’ with Sue Baker

‘Hamlet’ with Jean James

‘Merry Wives’ with Annette Toms and Wendy Ash

‘King John/Constance’ with Niki Davison

‘As You Like It’ with Peter Sanders

‘Macbeth’ with Annette Toms

‘Second Best Bed’ with Barbara Johnson

How could we, as the Abbots Langley Players not mark the 400th anniversary of the Bard’s death this year? This was the beginning of the thought process that led to the production. It also made me think, that as William Shakespeare wrote for the people, all members who wanted to perform a piece of his work could do so. The result, I believe, is an interesting view on our thoughts of the man. I hope you will find something you know, see/hear something new and learn a new fact about Will. We have not had our usual 12 weeks of planning/rehearsal and I have drawn on new talent to help in this project. I have been overwhelmed by the enthusiasm of the cast and “behind the scenes” people who have made this production something I am very proud of. Enjoy…

Gloria – Director