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1616 The Secrets and Passions of William Shakespeare


 This intelligent surrreal, fast paced, moving and humorous tribute to the life and work of the greatest  of all time examines Shakespeare’s place in the theatre, his sometimes questionable business dealings and the inspirations behind his works.


Following five star reviews of his performance in a one man Woyzeck at Edinburgh 2014 and acclaim in the role of playwright Christopher Marlowe, Gareth Somers plays Shakespeare and his old friends and adversaries in a mesmerising performance of this lyrical new play Directed by innovative Polish Director Lucyna Rossa.


Five star Audience reviews in Stratford upon-Avon said:


“Excellent production, captivating and a real theatrical experience”…..

“Excellent in its range, detailed and magnificently performed”…

“Engaging, totally absorbing and poignant”….

“An astounding performance


Literary Associates on the production include: 

Anne Dixey and Lucy Rossa.

See 1616 in 2016 at:


Kings College London July 21st and 22nd 2016 

as part of Shakespeare 400


Rhodes College USA 1616 Conference

April 21-23 2016


Windsor Castle: Thursday, 29 September 2016





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