Rowan Williams’ new play about Shakespeare and Campion

Shakeshafte - a new play by Rowan Williams will be presented at the Dylan Thomas Theatre, Swansea Marina, July 27th-30th at 7.30pm

The former Archbishop of Canterbury used to act in productions with this amateur Swansea compnay back in the 1960s.

It is 1581 and the Protestant Queen Elizabeth I, is half way through her long reign, but not all her people are happy to turn from their Catholic past and obey the Protestant regime.

Talk of Catholic invasions and assassination of the Queen is rife and those of the “old religion” live in fear and ever watchful spies.

This is the setting for “Shakeshafte” by Rowan Williams when Edmund Campion, a Jesuit priest travelling incognito from one household to another, meets a young Will Shakeshafte who has been hidden at the request of a schoolmaster in Stratford!

Based on some truth, gossip and rumour, it is an exciting play, full of suspense and drama and Rowan has used his poetical and philosophical gifts to create Will’s depth of thought and feelings about human relationships and to elaborate on the personal choices that he has to make.

This production commemorates the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death.

Performance Times
Wednesday 27th July 2016 19:30, Thursday 28th July 2016 19:30, Friday 29th July 2016 19:30, Saturday 30th July 2016 19:30,

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Tickets :  £10 Full   £9 Concessions ( over 65, under 16 and full time students with card )
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