Bhajis With The Bard

28th and 29th April 2023

Cabaret and a Table 8 curry

The show was a great success. We performed a series of sketches and some songs, all Shakespeare-linked. We went to huge lengths to answer some of the burning questions surrounding the Bard’s plays. For example, was his first version of The Tragedy of Hamlet actually written as a comedy? And is it true that its first director thought that the “To be, or not to be?” speech should be cut? What did Shakespeare’s daughter think of his sexism in “The Taming of the Shrew”? What did he really mean by the word “time”, and how do contemporary directors and teachers cope with teaching Shakespeare to today’s actors and pupils?

Whether we answered these questions is up to you to decide!

A video of the show will be available in due course. In the mean time here are some photos from our Dress Rehearsal, courtesy of photographer Adam Clutterbuck of