BritWeek and The Wallis present A Shakespeare Jubilee! BritWeek, the largest and most visible celebration of the creativity and innovation between the UK and the US, celebrates its 12th year with three significant events in Los Angeles. BritWeek has become a global forum that highlights British excellence and influence in theater, films television, music, fine art and sport. This year’s opening event is A Shakespeare Jubilee!, BritWeek’s first co-presentation with The Wallis. Produced and directed by Louis Fantasia, and featuring a star-studded cast of 27 actors, A Shakespeare Jubilee! takes place Saturday, April 28, at 7:30 p.m. in the Bram Goldsmith Theater at The Wallis.
In 1768, the Stratford England town elders called on David Garrick, the greatest actor of his day, to organize a “jubilee” celebrating its most famous citizen, William Shakespeare. For one night only, some of London and Hollywood’s greatest names revive the festivities with excerpts from some of Shakespeare’s greatest hits.
The running time for A Shakespeare Jubilee! will be 1 hour and 45 minutes including a 15 minute intermission. A reception will immediately follow the performance on The Promenade Terrace.
LOCATION: Bram Goldsmith Theater, Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, 9390 N. Santa Monica Blvd., Beverly Hills 90210