Drawing: Simon Callow in Being Shakespeare

Simon Callow

One of Britain’s finest actors, Simon Callow brought his acclaimed one-man show Being Shakespeare back to London for a strictly limited season at the Harold Pinter theatre. Written by Jonathan Bate and directed by Tom Cairns, the show ran for 23 performances, finishing last night (15 March 2014).

The production returned following two successful runs in the West End. The Guardian’s Michael Billington described it as “a memorably multidimensional picture of Shakespeare steeped in scholarship and love”. Simon brings to life the Bard’s unforgettable characters and the real man behind the legend.

2014 marks the 450th anniversary of the birth of the world’s greatest playwright.