1 play about Shakespeare in quarantine

23 Bards ready to perform it across London & the Midlands

Missed theatre? Let the magic of theatre come to you!

Exclusive: this November, we're coming straight to your living room!

Ladies and gentlemen!  Wrap up in your favourite blanket, grab some drinks & snacks and snuggle up with your loved ones: the Bard needs you! Since everyone has to bubble up inside, Will Shakespeare will visit your screens this November. For one week, and one week only from 9-15 November 2020, the Bard will gather inspiration from you for his next masterpiece.



William Shakespeare, aka "The Bard", is stuck in London during the plague quarantine of 1605.

Quite literally stuck.He urgently needs to write his next masterpiece, but his parchment remains desperately blank.

If only he could speak to an audience again, and rekindle the fire of his Muse! What's that?

You have a yard in which he could perform his greatest hits and reignite the Bard-blockbuster machine, all while maintaining a suitably safe distance? And our Bard already has a great working title:

"The Lamentable Comedy of King Leonardo, his Three Daughters and Their Dog."

Find out how the Bard's quill goes from "King Leonardo" to "King Lear" in this 45-minute solo piece written for the times by Offie-nominated Artistic Director Victoria Baumgartner, and performed by one of our Bards in the comfort of your own home!


Bard In The Yard is a project launched by Will & Co as a response to the closure of theatres due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

We want to reconnect you, the audience, with the joys of live theatre while waiting for our beloved institutions to reopen properly.

We also want to keep the show going for us, the artists, as our industry faces this unprecedented crisis. 

This project truly encapsulates the essence of our company: bringing people closer to Shakespeare. 

The Bard's works are where the common emotional heritage of humanity can be experienced,

and we believe that we need this now more than ever.


Our fantastic actors (whose credits include The RSC, The National Theatre, BBC, Game of Thrones, The Hollow Crown, Outlander, Call the Midwife, Doctors, or Secret Cinema) are spread all over London to perform our Artistic Director Victoria Baumgartner (Offies-nominated) accessible, entertaining and poetical new play.

And they have already delighted many audiences this summer!


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