Bard In The Yard
4 July - 18 July
They say Shakespeare wrote King Lear and Macbeth in plague quarantine… what they don’t say is that you helped, a lot.
This “irresistible” (The Guardian) show by author and director Victoria Gartner is “funny and moving, not to mention immersive” (The Independent).
William Shakespeare is stuck. Like, really stuck. Blank parchment stuck. He is trying to write a new masterpiece and has the weight of his company’s eager return to the stage on his shoulders. What’s more, his rival Ben Jonson, on top of making the best sourdough bread ever, also has a new play in the works… So he has decided to pick your brains and make sure this new show is the smash hit it is promising to be.
This year, you can help the Bard write King Lear or Macbeth! Both are urgently requested by the King, on pain of all of our heads ending up on spikes.Bard in the Yard is an antidote to lockdown blues, as well as a moving and fun conversation between Shakespeare and you, the audience. Join us for this roller-coaster ride of classic monologues and plague quarantine travails “delivered to perfection” (The Telegraph).
King Leonardo – 2.30pm, 4th July: Alix Dunmore
The Scottish Play – 5pm, 4th July: Luke Farrugia
King Leonardo – 2.30pm, 18th July: Honey Gabriel
The Scottish Play – 5pm, 18th July: Will Harrison-Wallace
Alix trained at Bristol Old Vic Theatre School and has worked extensively in theatre in London. She has performed at The Criterion, The Kiln, The Southwark Playhouse and The Finborough, as well as regional theatres such as The Stephen Joseph Theatre Scarborough, The New Vic Newcastle-Under-Lyme and Norwich Theatre Royal. Alix has also toured with Out of Joint.
Her TV credits include There She Goes, Call The Midwife, Holby City and Doctors and her radio credits include The Simon Day Show and 49 Cedar Street. Alix is a founding member of The Fitzrovia Radio Hour and has been working as an Accent Coach since 2013.
The Scottish Play
Luke is delighted to be back performing Bard in the Yard in 2021.
After COVID interrupted a European Tour in 2020, Luke has been in multiple online iterations of Bard in the Yard and The Show Must Go Online.
Luke has worked for Vienna's English Theatre's tour of ""Web of Lies"", and was also in Doodle (Waterloo East), Pinot! The Musical (Wimbledon Studio) and Ella Hickson's ""Boys"" at the Stockwell Playhouse (formerly the LOST theatre)
Honey is a British-Nigerian actor & voiceover artist from South London.
She is signed with Clarendon Personal Management and trained at Drama Studio London. Her credits include: The Show Must Go Online, ServiceNow Holiday commercial, BBC One Doctors and the Ragged Foils Scratch Podcast and Will & Co.'s Bard in the Yard.
Will Harrison Wallace
The Scottish Play
Will's stage work has taken him the length and breadth of the UK, to many London fringe theatre venues as well London’s West End. Highlights include: The Lehman Trilogy (National Theatre), Peckham – A Soap Opera (The Royal Court), and A View From The Bridge (The Broadway Theatre). Will has also enjoyed playing a diverse range of characters on screen.