A woman is buried next to William Shakespeare in Holy Trinity Church in Stratford upon Avon - her name is Anne Hathaway and she and William married when she was 26 and he was 18. This is her story....kind of.
Directed by Robert Tsonos, Artistic Director of the Watermark Theatre in Canada, this production received high acclaim in Hong Kong's TimeOut magazine and the Award for Best Production of the Year in 2010.
It was presented it at the Prague Fringe Festival where the Prague Post wrote "Sampson holds the audience in her sway"
and at the Auckland Fringe Festival in 2011 where TheatreScenes wrote "a remarkable creative imagining"
In this 400th anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare and with so many of his plays currently showing in Auckland - this is a rare opportunity to explore the life and times of the man himself.....
Shakespeare’s Will falls somewhere between imagined history and unauthorised autobiography. The modern prose seamlessly travels in and out of Shakespeare's time and our own, offering historical insight with one line and pure conjecture with the next.
Suzy Sampson heralds from Wellington but trained at RADA and the London Academy of Performing Arts, TVI Studios in Los Angeles and the Stella Adler Academy in New York - her most recent roles include Simonides in AUT’s Outdoor Shakespeare production of Pericles, and Titania in A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Jacques in As You Like It for Twice as Good Productions outdoor Shakespeare season in the Bay of Plenty.