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Shakespeare's will

Shakespeare’s Will  by Vern Thiessen

Joanna Purslow plays Anne Hathaway

directed by Chris Eldon Lee


A play of the moment ~  400 years ago!


It’s the last week of April 1616.

Anne returns from her husband’s

funeral with his will in her hand.

It’s the most contentious thing he

ever wrote … but dare she read it?



Produced by Love Lee Productions ~ creators of Silhouette and Arthur’s Plough ~ and brought to Shropshire directly from Hamlet’s Elsinore Castle in Denmark.


Shakespeare’s Will explores the world of the enigmatic Anne; her courtship, her daily life with the children, her romantic desires and the trials of separation after her husband leaves Stratford to seek success in London.


We know a lot about William Shakespeare and his plays and sonnets; but who was his wife? What was it like to have been married to a genius? How frustrating, exasperating and unbelievably exciting must it have been? And how tragic?


 “A gripping, fascinating, funny and very entertaining piece of theatre”.


“Anne emerges from the play a vivid and humanized character. Shakespeare through her eyes is not the man we would expect”



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