Bard's Night — 22/23 April 2016


The poster

Press photo: Mark Spiller, Thomas Hiller, Jo Smith, Neil Hardinge as the 'four bards'

Hog roasting on Saturday

Saturday seating arrangement

Photos by Angus McKay on Dress Rehearsal:—

Rod Sharp with introductory speech from Henry V: "O for a muse of fire…"

Jo Smith, as Shakespeare, being interrupted by, first Christopher Marlowe (Neil Hardinge) and then Francis Bacon (Thomad Hiller)

Rachel & Mark Spiller giving a very convincing joint performance in The Taming of the Shrew.

Nick Webb and Jo Smith once again failing to remember their lines in a song – this time "Brush Up Your Shakespeare"

The Chorus give us a sweet rendition of "Come again, sweet love"
– L to R: (Top) Karina Farnlucher, Mel White, Rachel Spiller, Dil Williamson-Smith, Wendy Downs; (Bottom) Penny McKay, Pru Harrold, Ellie Bradford

Rod Sharp and Penny McKay do the murder scene from Macbeth.

The three witches from Macbeth get stirring!
L to R: Pru Harrold, Ellie Bradford, Dil Williamson-Smith (standing in for Tina Wareham for the rehearsal)

Penny McKay singing "Tonight" from West Side Story (based on Romeo & Juliet)

Rachel Spiller singing "Can You Feel the Love Tonight" from The Lion King (based on Hamlet) …

… and the cast joining in the chorus at the end.

Photos by Angus McKay on the Saturday night:—

Deb Williamson giving Puck's farewell speech.

Saturday finale (photo by Janet Hardinge)

Cast and audience mingle during the feasting breaks.

And in true Elizabethan style, the author lost his head at the end!!

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