My Own Private Shakespeare
August 05-27, Edinburgh Fringe Festival
"When sorrows come, they come not single spies, but in battalions..."
Shakespeare, Hamlet

From a single fateful phone call taken reluctantly from the toilet, a Shakespearean actor finds his world collapsing around him. As the story unfolds, the unforgiving realities of his shattered life intertwine with Shakespeare's radiant, immortal text, while the man teeters dangerously close to the brink.

Written by and starring acclaimed actor Justin Hay, known for his performance in the 2017 filmed adaptation "Richard III - Unto the Kingdom of Perpetual Night", the play draws on some of the greatest and most powerful passages from Shakespeare to ask: Is it possible to find peace with the impossible paradoxes of life?

Directed by Mona Zaidi, award-winning South Asian Canadian director known for "Julius Caesar: In Shallows and In Miseries" and "Richard III: Unto the Kingdom of Perpetual Night", and described by Sir Kenneth Branagh as "excitingly ambitious... and full of imaginative talent".

A bold new one-person show heralding the return of groundbreaking live theatre.
Edinburgh Fringe Festival
Greenside at Riddle's Court
Willow Theatre
Date & Time
August 5 - 27, 2022

Monday - Sunday : 10:00pm

The running time is approximately 55 minutes, with no interval.

Recommended for ages 14+.

My Own Private Shakespeare contains themes of mental health, suicide and trauma.
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