This year is the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death. To mark the occasion, jazz star Jacqui Dankworth will be joined by some special friends to revisit the musical settings of Shakespeare’s poetry inspired by, and taken from, the seminal album Shakespeare And All That Jazz, composed by her late father Sir John Dankworth. The music is based on works such as Shall I Compare Thee To A Summer’s Day, O Mistress Mine, the story of Macbeth and a comical setting of Shakespeare’s complete works! The brilliance of the music, the genius of Shakespeare’s poetry and world class musicians combined with Jacqui’s emotional and virtuosic voice will make for a very special evening.

This material has not been performed in completion by another songstress since Dame Cleo Laine recorded the album ‘Wordsongs’ in the 1980’s. Jacqui performed some of them at The Bear Garden Museum 30 years ago, having been invited by Sam Wanamaker to help raise money for the Globe Theatre; so the time is right for Jacqui to revisit the material she grew up with and to sing these poems that are embedded in her DNA!

There will be a special guest performing in the bar before the show so make sure you arrive early to take full advantage of all the great music on offer.


Date: Saturday 24 September 2016
Time: 8.00pm (Doors open 7.00pm)
  The Quarry Theatre
Cost: £16 (£14 concessions)

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Running Time: 120mins 
Age Suitability: All ages

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