The Show Must Go Online today announce a special live performance of Ian Doescher’s Shakespeare’s Star Wars, presented by Quirk Books as part of their Pop Shakespeare Events, livestreamed on Monday 4 May, 9pm. Also announced today, the full cast for their upcoming livestreamed reading of William Shakespeare's The Comedy of Errors.

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.

The livestreamed reading of Shakespeare’s Star Wars can be watched live on Monday 4 May at 9pm BST by registering here.

For The Comedy of Errors, Rob Myles directs 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.

The livestreamed reading of The Comedy of Errors can be watched live on Wednesday 6 May at 7pm BST here. Previous readings from the series are also available here.

Artistic Director Rob Myles today 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.”

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Members of the casts have previously performed at the National Theatre, RSC, Shakespeare’s Globe, and have appeared in Waitress (Adelphi Theatre), School of Rock (Gillian Lynne Theatre), Avenue Q (New World Stages), and Rent (US tour).

All performances will be streamed live from 7pm BST on Wednesdays.

06 May 2020 The Comedy of Errors (1594)
13 May 2020 Love's Labour's Lost (1594–1595)
20 May 2020 "Love's Labour's Won"
27 May 2020 Richard II (1595)
03 June 2020 Romeo and Juliet (1595)
10 June 2020 A Midsummer Night's Dream (1595)
17 June 2020 King John (1596)
24 June 2020 The Merchant of Venice (1596–1597)
01 July 2020 Henry IV, Part 1 (1596–1597)
08 July 2020 The Merry Wives of Windsor (1597)
15 July 2020 Henry IV, Part 2 (1597–1598)
22 July 2020 Much Ado About Nothing (1598–1599)
29 July 2020 Henry V (1599)
05 August 2020 Julius Caesar (1599)
12 August 2020 As You Like It (1599–1600)
19 August 2020 Hamlet (1599–1601)
26 August 2020 Twelfth Night (1601)
02 September 2020 Troilus and Cressida (1600–1602)
09 September 2020 Measure for Measure (1603–1604)
16 September 2020 Othello (1603–1604)
23 September 2020 All's Well That Ends Well (1604–1605)
30 September 2020 King Lear (1605–1606)
07 October 2020 Timon of Athens (1605–1606)
14 October 2020 Macbeth (1606)
21 October 2020 Antony and Cleopatra (1606)
28 October 2020 Coriolanus (1608)
04 November 2020 The Winter's Tale (1609–1611)
11 November 2020 Cymbeline (1610)
18 November 2020 The Tempest (1610–1611)
25 November 2020 Henry VIII (1612–1613)