Wednesday, 15 November 2017

Budleigh Salterton Literature Festival, The Second Best Bed play, 17 November

There are still tickets left for The Second Best Bed one-woman play at the Budleigh Salterton Literary Festival this Friday, details below:

Last remaining tickets - BUY NOW!
Budleigh Salterton Literary Festival

The Second Best Bed - a superb one-woman play

“Lifts the lid on a Tudor can of worms... a showcase for the towering acting skills of Liz Grand”
Event Information
Date: Friday, 17 November 2017
£10 per person
Start time:
Public Hall, Budleigh Salterton.
Buy tickets online: Second Best Bed
Ever since William Shakespeare bequeathed his ‘second best bed’ to his wife Anne, the barely-veiled snub has been viewed as one of history’s greatest slights.
But was Shakespeare’s ‘second best bed’ bequest an act of love?
William Shakespeare
One of the most fascinating mysteries dealing with William Shakespeare is the fact that he left his wife, Anne Hathaway, nothing but his 'second best bed'. This odd bequest has puzzled biographers for centuries.
The Second Best Bed, a brilliant one-woman play, full of both humour and pathos, has received great critical acclaim since its premier at the Swan Theatre Worcester in 2012. Liz Grand stars as Anne Hathaway on the night of Shakespeare’s funeral.
The Second Best Bed, Liz Grand, Anne Hathaway
Dressed in black, Anne Hathaway mourns the death of “our bright star”. But this is no ordinary widow. Buxom and bawdy, she displays a passionate feat of character as she weaves a cunning plotline for one of the greatest literary mysteries - that will leave you spellbound.
The wake has finished, the mourners have all gone home, leaving Anne to remember her life with the most talented playwright the world has ever seen. Or was he? Did he write the plays?
His widow would know if anybody did. Wouldn’t she?
How to Book Tickets
Book online here second best bed

Book in person at The Visitor Information Centre, Fore Street, Budleigh Salterton, EX9 6NG. Tel 01395 445275
Opening hours: 10am-1pm, Monday to Saturday.
Liz Grand
Liz Grand is the senior actress with the Worcester Repertory Company. She has played Titania in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Katherina in The Taming of the Shrew, Adriana in The Comedy of Errors, Beatrice in Much Ado About Nothing, Olivia in Twelfth Night, Lady Macbeth in Macbeth, and Audrey in As You Like It.
We look forward to seeing you on 17th November. Doors at the Public Hall will open from 6.30pm when wine and soft drinks will be on sale.
William Shakespeare, his wife Anne and their children.
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Budleigh Salterton, Devon EX9 6JP
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