Famous People You've Never Heard Of

Big Time - by Jonathan Holloway

December 24, 2020 Blue Fire Theatre Company Season 1 Episode 6
Famous People You've Never Heard Of
Big Time - by Jonathan Holloway
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Famous People You've Never Heard Of
Big Time - by Jonathan Holloway
Dec 24, 2020 Season 1 Episode 6
Blue Fire Theatre Company

William Shakespeare, arguably the greatest playwright the world has ever known; and Miguel de Cervantes,  arguably the greatest writer in Spanish history and author of the first modern novel died on the same day.  Or did they...?

In 2016, to mark the 400th anniversary of this occasion the BBC commissioned Jonathan Holloway to write this play, set in Shakespeare's house on 23rd April 1616. 

An irreverent commentary on an imagined conversation between two giants of literature (and the maid) "Big Time" is produced for Blue Fire Theatre Co. with the kind permission of the author and the BBC.  It was originally produced as a Radio 4 Play of the Week and is available here until Christmas 2021.

BIG TIME by Jonathan Holloway was originally commissioned by  the BBC.  It has been produced by Blue Fire Theatre Co. By kind permission of the author and the BBc and is available until December 2021 only.

William Shakespeare:  John Craggs
Miguel de Cervantes:  Daniel Wain
Regina:  Julie Davis

Directed by:  Steve Taylor

Follow Jonathan Holloway on Twitter:
https://twitter.com/JHollowayPlays


Studio Recording & Production by:  Harry Jacobs
assisted by :  Jacob Taylor

Original music composed by:  Jacob Taylor

If you'd like to help us in our work to keep the podcast going do please consider becoming a patron.  It's really easy to do, just go to either:

https://www.patreon.com/bluefiretheatre
or
https://ko-fi.com/bluefiretheatre
where you can donate.  This is all an expensive business and even the smallest donation helps us get our shows on the road and keep the lights on in the studio.  We really appreciate and are so grateful for all your support.

And don't forget to follow us on social media.  We'd love to hear from you!  Find us at:
https://twitter.com/famous_heard
https://www.facebook.com/bluefiretheatre
https://www.instagram.com/bluefire_tc
https://www.bluefiretheatre.co.uk/

 
 


Show Notes

William Shakespeare, arguably the greatest playwright the world has ever known; and Miguel de Cervantes,  arguably the greatest writer in Spanish history and author of the first modern novel died on the same day.  Or did they...?

In 2016, to mark the 400th anniversary of this occasion the BBC commissioned Jonathan Holloway to write this play, set in Shakespeare's house on 23rd April 1616. 

An irreverent commentary on an imagined conversation between two giants of literature (and the maid) "Big Time" is produced for Blue Fire Theatre Co. with the kind permission of the author and the BBC.  It was originally produced as a Radio 4 Play of the Week and is available here until Christmas 2021.

BIG TIME by Jonathan Holloway was originally commissioned by  the BBC.  It has been produced by Blue Fire Theatre Co. By kind permission of the author and the BBc and is available until December 2021 only.

William Shakespeare:  John Craggs
Miguel de Cervantes:  Daniel Wain
Regina:  Julie Davis

Directed by:  Steve Taylor

Follow Jonathan Holloway on Twitter:
https://twitter.com/JHollowayPlays


Studio Recording & Production by:  Harry Jacobs
assisted by :  Jacob Taylor

Original music composed by:  Jacob Taylor

If you'd like to help us in our work to keep the podcast going do please consider becoming a patron.  It's really easy to do, just go to either:

https://www.patreon.com/bluefiretheatre
or
https://ko-fi.com/bluefiretheatre
where you can donate.  This is all an expensive business and even the smallest donation helps us get our shows on the road and keep the lights on in the studio.  We really appreciate and are so grateful for all your support.

And don't forget to follow us on social media.  We'd love to hear from you!  Find us at:
https://twitter.com/famous_heard
https://www.facebook.com/bluefiretheatre
https://www.instagram.com/bluefire_tc
https://www.bluefiretheatre.co.uk/