“But, soft! What light through yonder window breaks?”*
Could it be Lady McMerkin and Mistress Much-Wenchly, theatrical dames born to play the Bard?
Engaging and delightful, Lady Mac and Mistress Much skilfully and comically re-enact beloved scenes and sonnets from William Shakespeare in homage to the bard, marking 400 years since his death
Brilliant, bold and ever-so-slightly bawdy.
“Tis’ a tale told by idiots full of sound and fury”**…
 ….”as merry as the day is long.” ***
* (Romeo and Juliet Act 2.scene 2.)
** (Macbeth Act 5 ,Scene 5) Adapted.
*** (Much Ado about Nothing. Act 2 Scene 1.)


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Bard Women

by Swank

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  • Historically Themed Act

I just wanted to get in touch to say a huge thank you for organising for the Bard Women to join us for the Shakespeare Week celebrations this weekend. They were absolutely wonderful! We loved their routine - they were so much fun and have come up with a super way of making Shakespeare more accessible. We were delighted that they could join us for the day and really enjoyed watching them interact with so many families.

— Sarah Fisher – The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust