Set amid a backdrop of historical Craigdarroch Castle, Shakespeare’s Will features Rosemary Jeffery as Anne Hathaway in this one-woman play that takes audience members into the life and times of a woman in Elizabethan England. It runs nightly Dec. 27-31. Courtesy Attitude Theatre

New company launching one-woman Shakespearian play with Attitude

Shakespeare’s Will descends on Craigdarroch Castle over the holidays

A new theatre company in Victoria is launching a historical holiday production at a historical Victoria venue.

Attitude Theatre is offering Vern Thiessen’s Shakespeare’s Will, a one-woman play told from the perspective of the Bard’s wife, Anne Hathaway, for five performances Dec. 27-31 at Craigdarroch Castle.

Thiessen weaves fact and fiction into this narrative piece, injecting dramatic twists of humour and pathos through song, dance and poetic drama.

Directed by Tony Cain and Michael Gosselin and starring Rosemary Jeffery, Shakespeare’s Will takes audience members into the life and times of a woman in Elizabethan England.

Showtimes are at 6 p.m. nightly. Keep in mind the castle has no elevator and guests will be required to climb four flights of stairs. Tickets are $25 (or $23 for Castle members), available online at thecastle.ca , by phone 250-592-5323 or in person at the castle, 1050 Joan Cres.

You can also follow Attitude Theatre on Facebook.

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