Will Shakespeare the Panto
by Robin Bailes published July 2014
Suitable for All Groups
Robin Bailes's new pantomime about the Bard (a first) has his typical wit, original characters, ingenious plotting and parody lyrics.
He may be revered today, but in his early career William Shakespeare had it tough. This pantomime reveals the great untold story of William Shakespeare's life, of how, with the help of a motley troupe of actors, he won the Globe Theatre, saved Queen Elisabeth I, met the love of his life, and defeated the evil, sonnet-stealing Earl of Oxford, Edward De Vere! Is this story true? Who can say? Probably not, but it is entertaining!
Players: 6 male 4 female 3 male or female
Cast: Edward De Vere, Rosencrantz, Guildenstern, Ben Jonson, Helena Handbasket, William Shakespeare, Rosie, Alexander Cooke, Richard Burbage, Bob, Queen Elisabeth, Captain
Sets: Various scenes set in London & surrounding countryside
Period: Late 16th century
Running Time: 2 hours
Notes: Production notes supplied
Download Sample Script: Will Shakespeare the Panto