Bard in the Yard

Bard in the Yard

Part of The New Normal Festival

Lyn Gardner avatar
3 August 2020  ·  Follow on Stagedoor
“The Edinburgh fringe may not be happening this year but some of the shows that should have been there will be playing Wandsworth instead. There is a good array of theatre in tandem with the comedy and magic and live events such as the Guilty Feminist podcast. Look out for Will and Co’s Bard in the Yard with Lucy Aarden as a Will Shakespeare turning to sourdough baking during the plague because of writer’s block. You have to buy tickets in advance so it’s worth looking ahead to future offerings in August.”
“William Shakespeare, aka "The Bard", is stuck in London during the plague quarantine of 1605”


Quite literally stuck. While everyone's expecting him to write a masterpiece, he's spending his time baking sourdough bread and reading up on Ben Jonson's latest run around the Tower. Fasten your face masks on as the Bard takes you on a roller-coaster ride through his classics and uses you, the audience, to help rekindle the fire of his Muse!

A concept imagined by Will & Co’s Artistic Director Victoria Baumgartner and performed for you tonight by one of our many fantastic Bards across London, Lucy Aarden.

Lucy has starred in HBO’s Game of Thrones, BBC’s Tracey Ullman Show, Our Girl and Amazon Prime’s Hanna. At The Pleasance Theatre in London Lucy was nominated for Best Supporting Actress in Laura Wade’s Posh. She has toured the UK with Permanently Bard playing some of Shakespeare’s best-known heroines to audiences of rowdy pub-goers.

Date & time

Show ended
Tue 4 Aug, 7pm*

*In a double bill with 'Shake it Up'


Le Gothique, Royal Victoria Patriotic Building, John Archer Way, Wandsworth Common, London SW18 3SX London, UK · Get Directions
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