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
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Studio Recording & Production by: Harry Jacobs
assisted by : Jacob Taylor
Original music composed by: Jacob Taylor
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