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Director: Kenneth Branagh
Writer: Ben Elton
Stars: Kenneth Branagh, Judi Dench, Ian McKellen
British acting royalty, Ken Branagh (who also directs), Judi Dench and Ian McKellen star in Ben Elton’s light-hearted take on Shakespeare’s retirement in Stratford.
The year is 1613, and Shakespeare is acknowledged as the greatest writer of the age. But disaster strikes when his renowned Globe Theatre burns to the ground. Devastated, Shakespeare returns to Stratford, where he must face a troubled past and a neglected family.
Haunted by the death of his only son, Hamnet, he struggles to mend the broken relationship with his wife and daughters. In so doing, he is ruthlessly forced to examine his own failings as a husband and father.
“ Kenneth Branagh’s witty, lovely meditation on Shakespeare’s legacy. ”
Tom Robey, Daily Telegraph