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Shakespeare, His Wife And The Dog (Bated Breath)

By | Published on Sunday 17 August 2014

Shakespeare is waiting, his wife is losing patience and the dog is just lost. It would be fair to describe Philip Whitchurch’s new play as a collaboration with Shakespeare himself, as carefully crafted dialogue is interwoven with lines from the Bard’s plays and sonnets. The central characters, played by Sally Edwards and Whitchurch himself, bounce off each other beautifully, their chemistry evident in their ability to make what is essentially an hour-long conversation both engaging and insightful. It’s an exploration of a man admired by millions, but also a simple look into a relationship between and husband and his wife, full of any number of delightful references all Shakespeare fans will adore. This piece is intelligent, witty and emotive, as well as being really good fun!

Summerhall, until 24th Aug.
tw rating 5/5 | [Bethan Highgate-Betts]