What is Bard Heads?
Bard Heads takes an updated look at some well-loved characters from six of Shakespeare’s most popular plays and imagines what might have happened next. Each 50 minute one man/woman show is full of laughter, tears and quite a few surprises. Two shows make up one evening’s entertainment. You will not need to know the parent play or even like Shakespeare to have a good night out! Please note it is not suitable for children under 12.
Written and performed by Jules Hobbs and Richard Curnow.
The Whirligig of Time
To hell with anger management, Malvolio wants revenge! Malvolio from Twelfth Night is Chief Steward to Lady Olivia. He swears to take revenge on those he believes publicly humiliated him. He is true to his word and we slowly discover the extreme lengths to which his thirst for revenge takes him. Watch the Video…
“Another brilliant show, absolutely wonderful performance”
Carn to Cove
The Dust Behind The Door
A Midsummers’s Dream for Hermia? More like a mid-life crisis. Hernia from A Midsummer Night’s Dream – twenty five years on from the strange night in Athens Wood, Hermia is having a mid-life crisis in her kitchen. Lysander, Helena and Demetrius remain a huge part of her life but are they all still living the dream? Watch the Video…
“It put the fun aspect back into traditional Shakespeare”
Theatre by the Lake, Keswic
Happy as Larry
Friar Lawrence faces criticism over star-crossed lovers fiasco. It is a year since the tragic deaths of Romeo & Juliet and Friar Lawrence is questioning his faith whilst attempting to rebuild his life, but time is running out…
“Well written and deftly performed.”
Broadway Baby, Edinburgh
The Third Witch From The Left
What’s done cannot be undone – or can it? Meg the witch seeks help. Follows the time travelling journey of one of the lesser known Weird Sisters. Now a successful cookery writer and astrologer can she ever forget that night on the Scottish heath and truly put the past behind her? Watch the Video..
“A compelling and moving story beautifully written and performed”
Stage Talk Magazine
Call Me Oz
Sweet Prince? Confirmed bachelor Osric lampoons Hamlet. In his youth Osric, a stylish and sensitive courtier at Elsinore Castle, witnessed Prince Hamlet and several other members of the Danish Royal family meet their untimely end. He’s not spoken about it for over 45 years, but after a session with his therapist he suddenly tells all. Watch the Video…
The Queen’s Speech
Miranda’s revels now are ending, but island life looks such fun! Thirty five years after Miranda and her father Prospero left their island at the end of ‘The Tempest’, the Queen of Naples is about to make her Silver Jubilee Queen’s speech. However all is not as it seems, and neither is she……