The Captain

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The Captain

by Francis Beaumont and John Fletcher (first published 1647)

It’s peace time, and the soldiers of Venice are at a loose end. As relationships start to develop with the gentlewomen of the town, fate intervenes to ensure the course of true love certainly doesn’t run smoothly.

This script-in-hand reading is performed at St Leonard’s Church.

The Captain starred Richard Burbage. This reading takes place in the church where he was buried in 1619. It is one of several events this year marking the 400th anniversary of his death.

Instinctive, adrenalin-filled and inventive, the Read Not Dead ground rules are simple. Actors rehearse the play in the morning and present it, script-in-hand, to an audience later that afternoon.



Find out more at St Leonard’s website

Part of Read not Dead

Image Credits

FPG, Retrofile RF, Getty Images




Old Street station then ten minute walk
Liverpool Street station (Bishopsgate side) then fifteen minute walk
Shoreditch High Street or Hoxton on the London Overground then ten minute walk

These buses pass the church: 26, 35, 48, 55, 67, 78, 149, 242, and 243

Santander Bike
If you’re using a Santander Bike, there are docking stations opposite the front of the Church

There is no free parking in the area

Contact Shoreditch Church St Leonard’s 

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Shoreditch Church Website 

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