Burn the Curtain
Desperately Seeking Shakespeare

Barbican Shakespeare Weekender:
Play On

5 - 6 March 2016 / 11:00
Barbican Centre


11am, 12pm, 2pm, 3pm and 4pm
Meet at Barbican Advance Box Office or Museum of London Information Desk

Anne Hathaway has not heard a word from her young husband William Shakespeare since he left Stratford to seek his theatrical fortune in far off London.

She doesn't know if he is writing all the great plays and poems he always said that he would, or if he has fallen victim to the plague, the pox or the dreaded Vagabond Act of 1597. He has not answered a single letter she has written to him.

This makes Anne very sad.

Luckily for her, it seems that you, dear reader, have promised to track down her errant quill wielding husband. She will be eternally grateful to you if you can find his person, or failing that, any evidence of his continued existence.

Were you to find a love poem of the kind that he used to write to her when they were courting, she would be over the moon…

Come and join Burn the Curtain in this unique hunt between the Barbican and the Museum of London, either as a wandering poet, seeking words to create a master work, or as the Night Watch, trying to track down vagabonds…

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 ‘….beautifully crafted adventure theatre… like stepping inside the pages of the fairytale, or falling into a dark dream’ Total Theatre

 ‘Burn the Curtain have created a new and accessible theatrical experience’ The Stage

Age guidance 7+

Running time 1 hour

Sign up available from one hour before the start of the performance at the Museum of London Information Desk or Barbican Advance Box Office

Presented in partnership with the Museum of London


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