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FREE lunchtime performances from August to October!

No one in history has had such a great impact on English literature as William Shakespeare and this year marks the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s First Folio, one of the most valuable books in the literary world. The Folio was first printed in the Fleet Street Quarter in the City of London, and so to mark this historic milestone the Quarter will host a series of free lunchtime performances commemorating the Bard’s most celebrated work, delivered by Troubadour Stageworks, at Apex Temple Court Hotel and Stationers’ Hall.

Launching on Tuesday 8 August 2023 and running through until Tuesday 3 October 2023, Troubadour Stageworks will present a Shakespearean revue celebrating the wit and genius of the influential playwright. Local workers and visitors will be taken on a seamlessly woven tale travelling through the forests of Arden, Athens and Rousillon, the high seas of Illyria and the castles of Glamis and Elsinore. Audiences should expect music, laughter, lovers and rivalry to sing through the streets that he once walked.

Performances are 12.30pm-1.15pm (visitors are encouraged to arrive for 12.15pm) at:

Apex Temple Court Hotel, 1-2, Serjeant's Inn, Temple, EC4Y 1AG: 8, 15 and 29 August 

Stationers’ Hall, Ave Maria Ln, London EC4M 7DD: 22 August, 11 September and 3 October.

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