The Dark Lady of the Sonnets

The Dark Lady of the SonnetsOn a Midsummer night, an impudent playwright from Stratford, a man in love with women and words, sneaks into Queen Elizabeth's palace of Whitehall to meet his mistress, a Dark Lady. The course of true love, however, rarely runs smooth...

Bernard Shaw (1856-1950) was a prolific Irish writer known for his insight and wit. His works include Pygmalion and Saint Joan.

My mistress' eyes are nothing like the sun;
Coral is far more red, than her lips red:
If snow be white, why then her breasts are dun;
If hairs be wires, black wires grow on her head.
(From Shakespeare's Sonnet 130)

Written by Bernard Shaw

Directed by Rebecca Mills / Thespians Anonymous

Cast & Crew
Master Will Shakespear: Sedeer El-Showk
The Cloaked Lady: Joanna Hongisto
The Dark Lady: Marja-Liisa Helenius
The Beefeater: Matti Sillanpää

Photography: Sedeer El-Showk

Costumes, sets and props: Sedeer, Joanna, Marja-Liisa, Matti and Rebecca


18:00 Thursday 6 November
18:25 Saturday 8 November

Approximate duration 30 minutes