Woolpit Drama Club celebrates the Bard’s work

Shakespeare, but not as you know it, will be the source of the next Woolpit Drama Club production.

The Shakespeare Revue, by Christopher Luscombe and Malcolm McKee, is a sparkling cabaret of songs and sketches Inspired by The Bard, with material from contributors like Victoria Wood, Stephen Fry, Cole Porter, Alan Bennett, Stephen Sondheim and many more.

On the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death, companies all over the world are celebrating his work, and Woolpit Drama Club is taking a look at the way his words have become part of the way we speak and think.

The Shakespeare Revue was devised for the Royal Shakespeare Company and first presented by the RSC in Stratford and the West End in 1994.

An enchanting collection of witty songs and sketches, this revue gathers together some of the finest comic material inspired by Shakespeare, from music hall to Monty Python. It has been a hit with audiences all over the world

Four talented performers, Paquita Savill, Rachel Sumerling, Paul Gort and Gareth Hatton, will play all the parts.

Regular audience members will remember Paquita and Gareth from Black Comedy last year, Paul from When We Are Married and Rachel from Salad Days and Calendar Girls. So expect some sparkling comic performances.

David Cordon directs with his usual flair, and the impeccable Christopher Moore will be acting as Musical Director and providing polished piano accompaniment.

The Shakespeare Revue will be performed at 7.30pm on April 21, 22 and 23 at Woolpit Village Hall. There is also a Saturday matinee at 2.30pm.

Tickets, costing £10.00 (£6.00 for under 16s) are on sale at Elm Tree Gallery in Woolpit or telephone 01359 242283 to book. For more information, email wooldramclub@gmail.com or visit our website at http://www.woolpitdrama.co.uk.