Cesario

A funny and touching new play by Bryony Lavery, suitable for families and children aged 7+.

Cesario

Stratford-upon-Avon, 1596.  Judith, daughter of William Shakespeare, wears boy's clothes just like her twin Hamnet and insists that she be called Cesario.  Why?  Because Hamnet is very ill.  He may leave forever and she's not going to let that happen.

Inspired by the twins in Shakespeare's plays, this funny and touching new play is performed by a cast of young people from London schools and youth theatres.

Part of National Theatre Inside Out in partnership with American Express.

Commissioned for the World Shakespeare Festival, produced by the Royal Shakespeare Company for London 2012 Festival

 

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