Acorn Theatre

Michael Pennington: Sweet William


Michael Pennington, acclaimed British actor, director, writer and co-founder of the English Shakespeare Company, will be guiding us through Shakespeare’s life and plays, with a mixture of his own opinions and performances of many well-known and less familiar Shakespearean speeches.

This is a special new adaption of a longer show, which impressed critics last year:

In his brilliant one man show Michael Pennington combines his performance skills with textual scholarship to give us as well-rounded a portrait of Shakespeare as you could hope for.’ The Guardian

A fascinating chronicle of the world through which Shakespeare walked.’ Chicago  Sun  Times

‘The incomparable Michael Pennington has done Sweet William proud.’ Daily Mail


Please note: as the Cabaret Bar is being used for our Stanza event, a small bar will be available in the Theatre Entrance Lobby. However, hot drinks will unfortunately not be available on this occasion.