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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  • The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
  • 3 Winters. Black and white photomontage of a young woman. Photo © Jagoda Kaloper-Tajder
  • Behind the Beautiful Forevers. Collage of a boy on a rubbish heap with a passenger jet flying overhead
  • Treasure Island poster image
  • Dara. Photography by Seamus Ryan
  • The Hard Problem
  • Man and Superman poster, with Ralph Fiennes. Photography by Juergen Teller
  • Rules for Living. Instruction image for combining people and objects
  • Parades banner for Light Shining in Buckinghamshire
  • Everyman - a figure in a bleak space with cartoon finger pointing down at his head
  • Beyond Caring. Curtains against a wall
  • The Beaux' Stratagem - Portrait of an 18th century woman, collaged and retouched
  • The Red Lion. Blurred figure holding a football in a doorway, lit from behind
  • The Motherf**cker with the Hat. Illustration of a head with a hat but no face
  • We Want You to Watch. Female head with wide open mouth and wide open mouths for eyes
  • An Oak Tree. Instructional diagram of one male figure raising and lowering another with their hand, as if by magic
  • Brainstorm. Teenage boy with blue exploding head
  • wonder.land - a grinning cartoon cat