On The Road at Gray’s Inn

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On The Road at Gray’s Inn

Play title to be confirmed later in 2019

Our annual reading in Gray’s Inn Hall – venue for the first recorded performance of The Comedy of Errors – brings together Globe actors and leading lawyers in one of the most beautiful Shakespeare venues in the country.

This summer, Read Not Dead celebrates the greatest outlaw hero in English history.

Robin Hood appears in six plays in the early modern period: Edward I by George Peele, two plays by Anthony Munday which include Maid Marian and a lecherous King John, Robert Greene’s George A Greene, first performed at the Rose Playhouse in 1593 and Look About You, in which Henry II appears. Ben Jonson’s unfinished, experimental and last play, The Sad Shepherd, or, A Tale of Robin Hood, set in Sherwood Forest, features Maid Marian, Friar Tuck and Will Scarlet.

Instinctive, adrenaline-filled and inventive, the Read Not Dead ground rules are simple. Actors rehearse the play on a Sunday morning and present it, script-in-hand, to an audience later that afternoon. The Read Not Dead series is dedicated to reviving plays from the early modern period.

 

Tickets

£15

£12 Members/Student

£5 standing

*A £2.50 transaction fee per order applies online

Running time: to be confirmed

Part of Read not Dead

Image Credits: FPG, Retrofile RF, Getty Images

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