Playing with Shakespeare


Edmund: Jeroen Kranenburg

Beatrice: Frouke Flieringa

Julia: Tatiana Kouzovkina

Shakey the Ghost: Dimitri Ivanov

Constance: Leanne Littlestone

Orphelia: Saskia Jelsma

Rosaline: Grainne Delaney

Anthony: Forest Naylor

Driver: Olga Luzgina

Script: Grainne Delaney and Forest Naylor

Director/Design: Vladimir Koifman

Music: Ronald Spanier

Costumes: Masha Mikoushina




Première 1994 Amsterdam

a rollicking, hilarious new comedy about theatre life on and off stage

… life is a tale, told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing

W. Shakespeare

Playing With Shakespeare is a tribute to travelling theatre companies who have toured Europe throughout the centuries The play is about the life such a small troupe; the problems; personal fights, superstitions, struggle for power; lack of money, wheeling and dealing, dragging costumes and sets from place to place and disappointments about ruined performances and small and unappreciative audiences.

The actors are so interwoven with their profession that even in real life they find it easier to communicate with the help of Shakespeare’s lines.