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Up Coming Projects 2023

We’re going live with a couple of new shows this year – in April we plan a live stream of a recording session for Iphigenia as translated by Lady Jane Lumley – this won’t be the full production, just a stream of a run for recording, with the final edit coming out later in the year – but it will be available for free, with the option of donating towards the production should you want to.

Iphigenia will join the release in 2023 of The Tragedy of Mariam and The Tragedy of Antony, completing our initial trilogy of early modern women’s writing – with other texts to join them in the works.

There will also be a live theatre show (which will also be live streamed as audio) performing Bosworth Field by Sir John Beaumont, as well as background to the poem. Details for tickets/access to these shows will be forthcoming – join our mailing list to keep up to speed.

Get Involved! Join In Online

We’re running exploring sessions online weekdays from 2pm and 7pm UK time – to get involved and read along with a play next week, then sign up today! Full details on the exploring page where you can sign up for the next week:


If you want to find the work we’ve done on every play written prior to 1603? Use the dropdown menu above and browse via our timelines menu. Additional search functions to follow…

Past Productions – The Ghost of Richard III

Full video of The Ghost of Richard III, the world premiere of this adaptation was performed on Tuesday 21st July at 7.00pm, in support of the Quay theatre in this difficult time. It is available on YouTube HERE – and it may also still be on facebook.

The Ghost of Richard – from rehearsals…


The ‘Beyond Shakespeare’ Podcast – A (Sort of) Mission Statement

From the earliest drama in English, to the closing of the theatres in 1642, there was a hell of a lot of drama produced – and a lot of it wasn’t by just one guy.

Apart from a few noble exceptions, every-other-plays are often passed over, ignored or simply unknown. This podcast/vlog/website presents full audio productions of the plays, exploratory read throughs, fragmentary and extant material, other texts not directly dramatic, all of which shaped the theatrical world that is more generally known.

We’re going to produce EVERYTHING. In full, in part, in different ways, live, in studio, in rehearsal, in production. You can sample some of our work in progress work on ALL the plays in this podcast timeline…

You help support us by pledging on our patreon account, and get a vote as to what we do next.

Subscribe to our podcast on iTunes, Spotify, Google, Stitcher or just listen here.