The Book Of Will

A wonderfully witty, funny and fast-paced play

★★★★ “Shakespeare’s words meant all the world to his friends – and now they share those words with all the world.”  The Guardian


A Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch, Octagon Theatre Bolton, and Shakespeare North Playhouse production

A love letter to theatre about the actors who saved Shakespeare’s plays!

Experience the magic of live performance like never before in our transformed auditorium. We’ve created an intimate in-the-round setting that offers a unique and immersive experience for our audience members. Get up close and personal with the actors and feel like you’re part of the action.

Don’t miss out on this European and UK premiere production!

The Book of Will – Free Sheet

27 Apr - 13 May
£12.50* - £29*
Under 26s | £8

*+65p QNext fee
Running Time
130 minutes
20 minutes
Access Details

All performances after 3 May will have audio description available.

For the best experience booking access performances please get in contact with our box office on 01708 443333 or

Age guidance : 12+ | Contains some adult language


Please note, this show will be performed in the round, with actors performing to all sides. If you have any questions about this seating plan please speak to one of our Box Office Team on 01708 443333.


Russell Richardson
John Heminges
Bill Ward
Henry Condell
Jessica Ellis
Alice Heminges/ Susannah Shakespeare
Zach Lee
Richard Burbage/William Jaggard
Tarek Slater
Marcus / Boy Hamlet / Crier / Bernardo
Tomi Ogbaro
Ralph Crane / Bar Man / Compositor / Francisco
Andrew Whitehead
Ben Jonson / Bar Man / Sir Edward Dering
Carrie Quinlan
Elizabeth Condell / Emilia Bassai Lanier / Marcellus
Helen Pearson
Rebecca Heminges / Anne Hathaway Shakespeare
Callum Sim
Ed Knight / Issac Jaggard

Creative team

Lauren Gunderson
Lotte Wakeham
Carla Goodman
Simeon Miller
Lighting Designer
Andy Graham
Sound Designer
Jonnie Riordian
Movement Director
Olivia Barr
Casting Director
Natalie Grady
Accent Coach
Ryan McVeigh
Assistant Director
Ngozi Ugochukwu
Observer Director

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