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Mister Shakespeare – The Customs House

May 24, 7:30 pm

A painting of Shakespeare depicts him in a thoughtful state, his head resting on his hand. He sits against an orange background with an outline of old London. Above him in white cursive letters are the words Mister Shakespeare, an incomplete work.

Locked inside his rooms in 1606, Shakespeare escaped the clamour and contagion around him and created three of his masterpieces: Antony and Cleopatra, King Lear, and Macbeth.

Meanwhile, actors were shouting for new roles, playwrights were begging to collaborate, his brother was whining for help, his wife wanted her marriage back and his lover longed for love.

This new play explores Shakespeare outside of his identity as a writer – as a man, a father, an actor and entrepreneur. This man is ambitious, troubled, funny, loving, and trying to make sense of the chaos all around him.


May 24
7:30 pm
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The Customs House
Mill Dam
South Shields, NE33 1ES
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0191 454 1234
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