Today marked the launch of the Royal Shakespeare Theatre’s ‘The Complete Works‘ season – every single one of Shakespeare’s plays will be performed over the next twelve months, including Hamlet by ninjas! I only arrived home at 1630ish so missed most of the events, but I wandered into town anyway. There are flags and hangy things all down the main streets:
and local BBC radio had a stage in front of the theatre:
While walking back I passed various marquees in the ‘birthday gardens’, and heard somebody speaking from within. According to the official programme, it was Judi Dench! I didn’t recognise her voice at all. Had I arrived earlier I could have seen Patrick Stewart, it seems.