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Ellen Terry with Eileen Atkins

12 January – 24  February

Adapted & performed by
Eileen Atkins

£10 standing
£25 - £45 seats
£60 premium tickets 

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Renowned worldwide and considered one of the finest Shakespearean actresses of the Victorian period, Ellen Terry composed Four Lectures on Shakespeare with her friend and colleague Sir Henry Irving in the early years of the twentieth century. Join award-winning actress and screenwriter Eileen Atkins as she weaves together those lectures, stories from Ellen's life and excerpts from Shakespeare's plays in a dazzling and lucid dramatisation.

Atkins performs over ten parts including Juliet, Beatrice and Viola, and revisits the roles to shed fascinating new light on female characters who have sometimes been construed as dull, submissive or one-dimensional.

Eileen Atkins' extensive credits for film and television include Cranford, for which she won a BAFTA and an Emmy, Upstairs, Downstairs and Gosford Park. She was most recently seen on stage in All That Fall at the Jermyn Street Theatre.


"Atkins is sublime. She is an artist at the peak of her powers. Nothing she does goes for nothing. It’s inspiring. " 
The Financial Times

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