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‘Shakespeare’s pandemic’ remembered in West Leeds theatre company’s video sketches

Words: Michelle Corns

A West Leeds theatre company is celebrating the world’s most famous bard, in a non-traditional way

Do you have difficulty understanding Shakespeare? You are not alone, but we have more in common with those times than you might think.

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Did you know for instance, that Shakespeare was also born during a pandemic – the Plague! There was no vaccine available then – and no social media, apart from the town crier!

The Invisible Pain Theatre Company, a mental health theatre group based in West Leeds, has put together a collection of short sketches and monologues.

These include Romeo and Juliet, the witches of Macbeth and A Midsummer Night’s Dream, as well as some exclusive behind-the-scenes moments, to commemorate National Shakespeare Day on Friday 23 April. These will be released over the coming week on the company’s YouTube channel.

A trailer for the upcoming project has just been released here.

More information about the Invisible Pain Theatre Company can be found here.



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