Guerilla Shakespeare

Guerilla Shakespeare is a regular event in which we cast a Shakespeare play, give the actors the script to learn their lines and then just let them turn up and perform the show with NO rehearsal, direction or prior contact with the rest of the cast.

Events thus far have included completely unrehearsed productions of King Lear at the Westminster Hub, Twelfth Night at Limehouse Town Hall, Romeo and Juliet at the Roundhouse in Camden, Troilus and Cressida at the British Museum and King Henry V at the Wallace Collection.

This short documentary feature was made about the 2012 Guerilla Shakespeare performance of Romeo and Juliet at the Roundhouse:

Guerilla Shakespeare – Short Theatre Documentary from Nigel Doylerush on Vimeo.

Our Lockdown Guerilla Shakespeare Festival is currently running during the global pandemic as we try and stay creative during this difficult time. We are currently accepting submissions of Shakespeare monologues filmed at home to share as part of the festival and also casting plays that are being performed in full via video conference. If you would like to take part then please get in touch via the Contact Us page on this website and you can see the latest performances from the festival right here https://www.youtube.com/user/FacsimileProductions

Here is our artistic director Andrew Hobbs to explain a little more:

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