Bard in the Yard delivers private and public theatre performances wherever and whenever you like.
We work with you to create unique and unforgettable theatrical experiences in the comfort of your own home.
We offer a menu of two original and exclusive plays, written and directed by our own Shakespearean Maestro, Victoria Gartner.
Let's get creative together.
Why not get in touch to make something truly your own?
Work with our team of creative specialists to put your stamp on the productions - we are more than happy to add some chosen lines from the immortal Bard to commemorate your event, celebration, or theatrical needs and make it extra special.
Book a free 30 minute consultation session to find out how to make your ideas a reality.
THE BARDS IN THE YARD
THE BARDS BEHIND THE YARD
WRITER AND DIRECTOR
Victoria Gartner is an award-nominated writer, director and teacher. Over the last ten years, she has written and directed work around Shakespeare’s life and times in the UK, Switzerland and Germany. Victoria is the Artistic Director of Will & Co, which she founded in 2015. Her play Will or Eight Lost Years of William Shakespeare’s Life has been touring for more than three years in French and English versions, and was last performed at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Victoria has been teaching Shakespeare for many years at festivals and universities as well as at the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust. She is currently teaching Acting and Directing Shakespeare at East15. She has an MA in English literature with a specialisation in Shakespearean studies as well as a degree in Dramaturgy and Directing.
Originally from Worcester, Tim studied with the National Youth Theatre and Birmingham School of Acting, graduating in 2016 with a 1st. The past five years have seen him performing around the world, from European Theatres, to an Aviation Conference in China, to the assembly halls of Britain’s primary and secondary schools, finally landing him back in Worcester for the 2020 Covid-19 pandemic. In late 2017 he joined the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust’s resident theatre company ‘Shakespeare Aloud!’ and as an experienced workshop leader and facilitator. As of 2021, Tim is a founding member of Community Acts, a company running workshops online with a range of participants to create a sense of community and connection during lockdown. In May 2020, frustrated with being so far out of the London theatre scene, Tim reached out to Will and Co, after learning that they were creating a new project for 2020. Since then, Tim has work as associate producer for Bard In The Yard.
Charlie Mackellar is a producer from Cornwall. She created an online store, selling pieces of bespoke music and theatre art. She also won the Al Hodge award for Musical Excellence. Charlie has worked as Executive Producer of Will & Co for the past three years after joining the company for their two week run at the Edinburgh Fringe and the George Inn, London in 2019 In 2020, Charlie received the Stage One Bursary award to further her producing work and though the scheme is mentored by Mark Puddle, creator of the Lord Chamberlain's Men.
Before working as an actor, Beatrice gained a BA International degree in English Literature and Language from the University of Leeds. For her third year, she studied American Literature and Drama in the US, whilst also working at Michael Howard Acting Studios in New York. She then went on to get a Masters in Acting from Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. Since graduating, her theatre credits have included performances at the Vaults Festival, Arcola Theatre and Barons Court Theatre. Beatrice performed the role of Olivia Burbage in Will & Co’s Offie-nominated production of ‘Will’ at the Rose Playhouse and on their European tour.