Shakespeare à la Carte
Devised by Jonathan Cullen & Richard Hahlo
Originally played Pizza Express Brighton, May 2008
Commissioned by Brighton Festival
Winner of Argus Angel Award
Latest tour dates this year:
16th November 2013 - Norden Farm, Maidenhead www.nordenfarm.org
20th November 2013 - Dome Foyer
24th November 2013 - Theatre, Canterbury
“Shakespeare à la Carte was delicious... a clever gem of a production”. Miriam O’Reilly,
Pick of the Week Radio 4
Shakespeare à la Carte takes both the familiar and the unfamiliar speeches
of Shakespeare and plays them out with and amongst audiences sat in a restaurant,
eating pizzas and drinking wine.
With the help of the “waiters” and the “chef”, the audience become part of Henry
V’s army, the players in A Midsummer Night’s Dream and secret onlookers
as lovers declare their vows from Romeo and Juliet.
“I loved the show …an amazing evening of laughter, emotion and invention. Fantastic
to see such talented work so up close. A wonderful event.”
Audience member 2011
The show was originally performed by Jonathan Cullen, Fiona Dunn,
Richard Hahlo and the waiters and manager at Pizza Express.
Shakespeare à la Carte has since been adapted for radio, and broadcast on
BBC Radio 4 in 2009 & 2010. It has toured to Canterbury Festival, Colorado Festival,
Theatre Festival, Horsens Denmark, Ipswich Pulse Festival and Octoberfeast, Lewes.
Shakespeare à la Carte was supported by Brighton Festival.