Why love Shakespeare?

One-man show starring William Sutton

Run time - 50 min.
Stage size - 5 m’ x 4 m’ minimum.
Language - English.
Props - 1 mirror portrait, 154 plastified sonnets.
Lighting - Tech rider available upon request


Why love Shakespeare?

The answers to this question come from the man who memorized all 154 of Shakespeare’s Sonnets. These sonnets are mini-emotional laboratories, written for private consumption by personal friends of the Bard, that reveal a world exploring the complete range of human emotions in 14 line verse.

Will Sutton steers a heady light-hearted voyage through the works, exploring Shakespeare’s complex views on love, hate, fear, jealousy, angst and happiness that conclude with the Bard’s guide to better living: “Know Thyself”.

Sixteen years of research, studying, committing sonnets to memory and perfecting the art of sonnet-eering bear fruit when William issues his Sonnet Challenge – give him any sonnet number or a sentence or a word and he will perform your chosen Sonnet for you – or perhaps you think you can perform them better?

This highly entertaining play is as much for those who are passionate about Shakespeare as those ‘who couldn’t care less’ and the fifty minutes fly by without so much as a cough, yawn or snore from the audience – Could this really be Shakespeare?


William Sutton

First inflicted with Shakes fever over a decade ago, he overcame inertia by memorizing all 154 sonnets penned by Shakespeare. This is quite a feat considering that these sonnets were memorized in an Amsterdam coffeeshop. William went on to study & graduate from The Shakespeare Institute in Stratford upon Avon. He currently tours doing standup comedy but his true passion and goal is to enlighten the world to the words of Shakespeare.

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