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ShakesQueer

with Tom Marshman

An exciting new performance produced and performed by artist Tom Marshman

Join Tom Marshman for our March After Hours event where he will be will premiering his latest show ShakesQueer

In this dazzling and energetic performance that has been devised exclusively for the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, Tom Marshman will tease out LGBT+ narratives hidden in the voices of the past.

This exciting, multi-artform piece will mix retro vinyl records with vocal recordings of famous actors reading from and talking about Shakespeare's work. The voices of personalities including Sir Laurence Olivier, John Gielgud, and Dame Edith Evans will echo through the ages, coming to life through Tom’s DJ-ing, lip-syncing, and movement.

Tom will bring his signature 'low camp, moving, hit and run, fragile and memorable' approach to these recorded passages and poems, drawing attention to  moments which connect with LGBT+ experience, such as the adoration of “the master-mistress” subject of Sonnet 20.

After Tom’s performance, we will welcome other performers and artists to the stage to share their own work. These open mic slots are available through booking only.

To book your slot at the performance email [email protected] with a summary of your work or a description of the piece which you would like to perform.

ShakesQueer FAQs


Booking is essential as spaces are limited.  

Tickets: £6 Adults/ £5 Concessions/ £5 Friends of the Trust 

Book online, at our ticket offices at any of Shakespeare's family homes, or call 01789 201806. 

Venue: The Shakespeare Centre - The Wolfson Hall, 20 Henley St, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 6QW

All After Hours events are on the second Saturday of the month and run from 5.30-7.00 pm. 

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