The Offies (Off West End Theatre Awards) today announced three nominations for the brand-new production of Lauren Gunderson’s award-winning comedy, The Book of Will which opened in April at Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch and plays until Sat 13 May before transferring to Octagon Theatre Bolton from Wed 17 May and Shakespeare North Playhouse from Thu 19 October.
The production has been nominated for:
Choreography / Movement – Jonnie Riordan
Director (Plays) – Lotte Wakeham
The European premiere which marks the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s First Folio opened earlier this month to great critical acclaim.
“Generous-hearted comedy” ☆☆☆☆ The Guardian
“Poignant testament to friendship and collaboration” ☆☆☆☆ The Stage
This hilarious love letter to theatre is a co-production from Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch, Octagon Theatre Bolton and Shakespeare North Playhouse. Cast includes Jessica Ellis, Helen Pearson, Zach Lee, Tomi Ogbaro, Carrie Quinlan, Russell Richardson, Callum Sim, Tarek Slater, Bill Ward and Andrew Whitehead.
Directed by the Octagon’s Artistic Director, Lotte Wakeham, The Book of Will tells the hilarious and moving story of the breath-taking race against time to gather all of Shakespeare’s works and save them for the ages. The creative team includes: Carla Goodman (designer); Simeon Miller (lighting designer); Andy Graham (sound designer); Jonnie Riordan (movement director); Olivia Barr (casting director); Natalie Grady (accent coach); Ryan McVeigh (assistant director); and Ngozi Ugochukwu (observer director).
This wonderfully witty, funny and fast-paced play tells the true story of The King’s Men as they band together for a near-impossible plan – to collect all of Shakespeare’s plays and compile the First Folio. No easy feat, and what follows is a bonkers race against time through 1620s London.
The Book of Will continues at Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch until Saturday before visiting The Octagon theatre Bolton and Shakespeare North Playhouse. To book tickets, click here.