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Bram and the Guv’nor

By Jefny Ashcroft

A free performance of Jefny Ashcroft's play, plus a glimpse into the archives that inspired it

Playwright Jefny Ashcroft’s Bram and the Guv’nor is a free, professional play written using archive materials from the RSC collections held by the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust. Before and after the show audiences will be given a unique opportunity to view an accompanying exhibition of the archive materials that inspired it. 

Bram and the Guv’nor

London, 1897: Ellen Terry and Henry Irving, the greatest Shakespearian actors of their age, working with their Business Manager, Bram Stoker, fill the Lyceum Theatre every night. But, unbeknown to them, Bram is also writing a strange new book: Dracula. On the day the novel is published the imaginary Count enters their lives to stir up conflict and passion and  threaten their  very friendship.

Don't Miss This is an exciting chance to discover what an archive can offer by getting a glimpse into a late Victorian world, full of the Gothic literature, art and philosophy that produced  an internationally-famous classic. 

This event is taking place at the Shakespeare Centre, Henley Street, Stratford-upon-Avon, CV37 6QW. Performance times and dates are:

15th May - 1pm

16th May - 6:30pm

17th and 20th May - 1pm

Tickets are FREE, but booking is essential. You can book tickets online here, or at any of the ticket offices at Shakespeare's Family Homes.

Image credit: Ellen Terry as Lady Macbeth by John Singer Sargent,1889, held by Tate Britain Image available under a CC-BY-NC-ND 3.0 (Unported) licence 

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