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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.

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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