The Late Mr Shakespeare

By Robert Nye, dramatised by Jonathan Broadbent.

Pickleherring, a former boy actor in Shakespeare's company, reminisces from the vantage point of old age on his time spent with The Bard.

As he finally finds love with a prostitute named Polly, the lessons he learned from Shakespeare finally start to become clear.

Pickleherring....Jim Broadbent

Boy....George Longworth

Polly....Jill Cardo

Pompey Bum....Dan Starkey

Directed by Jeremy Mortimer

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By Robert Nye, dramatised by Jonathan Broadbent.

Pickleherring, a former boy actor in Shakespeare's company, reminisces from the vantage point of old age on his time spent with The Bard.

As he finally finds love with a prostitute named Polly, the lessons he learned from Shakespeare finally start to become clear.

Pickleherring....Jim Broadbent

Boy....George Longworth

Polly....Jill Cardo

Pompey Bum....Dan Starkey

Directed by Jeremy MortimerBy Robert Nye, dramatised by Jonathan Broadbent.

As a boy actor, Pickleherring played Viola, Juliet and Cleopatra; he was Shakespeare's favourite.

Now, in his eighties, he finally discovers what it means to fall in love.

Directed by Jeremy Mortimer.

By Robert Nye.

A former Shakespearean boy actor discovers what it means to fall in love.