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Apollo Theatre (London, )
29 Shaftesbury Avenue
London,

Schedule

Running Time: 90 minutes

Mondays thru Saturdays at 7:30pm
Thursdays & Saturdays at 2:30pm

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This hysterical (and occasionally historical) 90-minute gallop through all things Shakespearean is an irreverent one-man everything there is ‘to be or not to be’ about William Shakespeare: the greatest soliloquies ever written along with accounts of the funniest disasters ever perpetrated on the stage. Juliet’s foolish nurse, gory Macbeth, Hamlet, Richard II, even Charles Dickens, James Thurber, Noel Coward and Stevie Wonder all make appearances during the evening.



Drawing on his 22 years as a company member of the Royal Shakespeare Company, celebrated on both sides of the Atlantic for his performance in the title role of The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickelby, and tackling Hamlet, Benvolio and Claudio amongst other Shakespearean roles, Rees recounts his experiences of the work of a theatrical deity. Intercutting stories of cast camaraderie with excerpts from favourite roles, the show recalls the triumphs, mishaps and practical jokes his various encounters with the Bard have brought the classical actor over the years.



First performed in 2007 at Folger Theatre, Washington and following a brief run in Shakespeare's home, Stratford-upon-Avon, in 2010, this is the London premiere of Rees' ninety minute show.







PETER AND THE STARCATCHER Director Roger Rees Brings WHAT YOU WILL to the West End Today, Sep 18PETER AND THE STARCATCHER Director Roger Rees Brings WHAT YOU WILL to the West End Today, Sep 18
by BWW News Desk - September 18, 2012

As previously reported by the Daily Mail, Roger Rees is bringing his one-man show What You Will about Shakespeare to the West End's Apollo on Shaftesbury Avenue tonight, September 18 to October 6. (more...)

Roger Rees Stars In WHAT YOU WILL At Apollo Theatre From Sept 18Roger Rees Stars In WHAT YOU WILL At Apollo Theatre From Sept 18
by BWW News Desk - July 13, 2012

Tony and Olivier Award winning stage, screen and television actor Roger Rees returns to the West End in What You Will, playing for a limited three-week season at the Apollo Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue from 18th September 2012. (more...)

PETER AND THE STARCATCHER Director Roger Rees Brings WHAT YOU WILL to the West End, Sep 18PETER AND THE STARCATCHER Director Roger Rees Brings WHAT YOU WILL to the West End, Sep 18
by BWW News Desk - July 12, 2012

According to the Daily Mail, Roger Rees is bringing his one-man show What You Will about Shakespeare to the West End's Apollo on Shaftesbury Avenue, September 18 to October 6. (more...)