The Ruff Guide to Shakespeare
by Toby Hulse
The life, the times and every single play of William Shakespeare – all in just one hour! The Ruff Guide to Shakespeare is a glorious celebration of the work of the world’s greatest playwright. Expect silly sketches, toe-tapping songs, daft dance routines and extracts from all the famous and some less well-known Play. This show is the perfect introduction to Shakespeare and to the Tudor England that gave birth to his writing.
“Fun for parents and children alike, The Ruff Guide to Shakespeare is a brilliant introduction to Shakespeare: the man and his Play. Cleverly structured around the ‘seven ages of man’ from As You Like It, it entertainingly informs the audience about Shakespeare’s own life, in a dynamic and varied way that is reminiscent of BBC’s Horrible Histories.” -Broadway Baby
Pages: 38 pg
Casting Breakdown: 7+ actors
Estimated Run Time: 60 minutes
Audience Recommendation: Ages 6+
Originally produced by Bristol Old Vic Theatre, UK, in 2016
Performance licenses are only available in North America.