Unsupported browser

For a better experience please update your browser to its latest version.

Your browser appears to have cookies disabled. For the best experience of this website, please enable cookies in your browser

We'll assume we have your consent to use cookies, for example so you won't need to log in each time you visit our site.
Learn more

Shakespeare in Love theatre to be rebuilt in the North

  • Comment

The British Shakespeare Company (BSC) is to rebuild a full-size replica of the Rose Theatre, from the film Shakespeare in Love, in the north of England.

The 14-sided structure, which was donated to the company by Dame Judi Dench, is currently in storage but BSC founder Robert Williamson is discussions with councils in Sheffield, Manchester and York about the proposal.

A charitable trust is being set up to take on the project and the BSC is awaiting plans, architects models and full details of the planned reconstruction.

The original Rose Theatre built in 1587 is where William Shakespeare first performed his plays and also worked as an actor (marked out excavation of the original building pictured right). It was the fourth public theatre to be built in London, following the construction of The Theatre (1576), the Curtain (1577), and the auditiorium Newington Butts (around 1580) and ‘the first of several playhouses to be situated in Bankside, Southwark, in a liberty outside the jurisdiction of the City of London‘s civic authority’.

  • Comment

Have your say

You must sign in to make a comment

Please remember that the submission of any material is governed by our Terms and Conditions and by submitting material you confirm your agreement to these Terms and Conditions.

Links may be included in your comments but HTML is not permitted.

Related Jobs

AJ Jobs