London and Liverpool are getting ready to host a very special tribute to the world’s most famous playwright at an array of exciting venues across both cities this weekend. The Complete Walk is a series of 37 short films made specially to mark the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death.
Shakespeare’s Globe will screen The Complete Walk, a series of 37 short films to be screened along London’s South Bank, Liverpool and in international locations, throughout the weekend of 23-24 April 2016.
The stellar cast includes Peter Capaldi as well as Simon Russell Beale, Zawe Ashton, Dominic West, James Norton, Olivia Williams, Jonathan Pryce, Phoebe Pryce, Hayley Atwell, Meera Syal, Jamie Parker, Danny Sapani, Mel Giedroyc, Aidan Gillen, Joshua McGuire, Paul Chahidi, Pauline McLynn, Joseph Marcell, Kenneth Cranham, Tom Burke and many more.
Peter Capaldi will play Titus Andronicus, which was filmed on location at Ostia Antica, Rome, Italy. It will screen under Hungerford Bridge in London and at the Everyman Playhouse in Liverpool.
At the heart of each ten-minute film will be brand new material, shot on location in a setting with particular historical and narrative resonance. Confirmed filming locations include Hampton Court Palace for Henry VIII, The Tower of London for Richard III, Westminster Abbey for Henry IV, The Houses of Parliament for Richard II, Areopagus Hill in Athens for Timon of Athens, the Forest of Ardennes in Belgium for As You Like It, Tomba di Giulietta in Verona for Romeo and Juliet and Kronborg Castle in Denmark for Hamlet.
As well as being screened along a 2 ½ mile stretch of the Thames between Westminster and Tower Bridge and across Liverpool’s most notable and iconic buildings, The Complete Walk will also be exported to other cities around the country and the world.
For more information on events in London and a handy downloadable map check out the Shakespeare’s Globe website.
For more information on the Liverpool screenings, including times and venues, check out the Culture Liverpool website.
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