It was announced today that The Show Must Go Online will perform a special live performance of Ian Doescher’s Shakespeare’s Star Wars, presented by Quirk Books as part of their Pop Shakespeare Events.
In honour of May the 4th, it was confirmed that The Show Must Go Online will perform a special performance of Ian Doescher’s Shakespeare’s Star Wars, which will be livestreamed at 9pm today.
For Shakespeare’s Star Wars, Rob Myles directs Tiffany Abercrombie (Princess Leia Organa), Sam Benjamin (Han Solo), Bill Bingham (Obi-Wan Kenobi), Elliott Borneman (Luke Skywalker), Dominic Brewer (C-3PO), Corinna Brown (Ensemble 3), David Djemal (Ensemble 2), Stephen Leask (Chewbacca), Eugenia Low (R2-D2), Ruth Page (Ensemble 4), Miguel Perez (Darth Vader), Ramona Von Pusch (Ensemble 1), with Clark Alexander as Swing.
Meanwhile, casting was also announced for the livestream reading of The Comedy of Errors which will take place on Wednesday 6th May at 7pm and available to watch here.
The cast for The Comedy of Errors is set to include: Harry Boyd (Ensemble 2), Gary Boulter (Doctor Pinch), Kelly Bronwen Jones (Luciana), Robbie Capaldi (Antipholus of Syracuse), John DeFilippo (Ensemble 1), Honey Gabriel (Courtezan), Chris Garner (Egeon), Bill Glaser (Solinus, Duke of Ephesus), Charlotte Harvey (Aemilia), Roanna Lewis (Dromio of Ephesus), Jed Resnick (Antipholus of Ephesus), Miztli Rose (Adriana), Alice Osmanski (Angelo), Amy Sutton (Dromio of Syracuse), with Adam Boyle and Claire Richardson as swings.
Talking about the news, Rob Myles said: “We have been offered an incredible opportunity to perform Shakespeare’s Star Wars on Star Wars day, in the amazing Elizabethan version created by Ian Doescher. As someone who became a storyteller because of the original Star Wars films, being able to combine my childhood love with my enduring love of Shakespeare as an adult is something of a dream come true. Meanwhile, The Comedy of Errors is an extraordinary Shakespeare play, so tightly written and constructed, wringing the most chaos, comedy and vibrancy out of every instant. These two shows really offer something for everyone.”