Happy #ShakespeareSunday, renaissance fans!
As an early gift to you, here’s our guide to the best places to see Shakespeare in Wales this month.
The Two Gentlemen of Verona – Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, Cardiff, 1st-10th December
The RWCMD’s December Shakespeare production is as much a Christmas tradition as Michael Bublé, John Lewis ads and unnecessarily large Coca Cola trucks.
This year’s offering is a production of The Two Gentlemen of Verona, Shakespeare’s rarely performed first play.
It’s a tale of two best friends who fall in love with the same woman, with all the drama you’d expect from the playwright.
You won’t get a chance to see Two Gentlemen in Wales again any time soon, so get tickets while you can – they’re available here:
Romeo a Juliet – Ballet Cymru, Newtown, Stourbridge and Aberystwyth, 9th-11th December
This award-winning production of Prokofiev’s ballet Romeo and Juliet is on tour in December.
A collaboration between Ballet Cymru, Coreo Cymru and Newport’s Riverfront Theatre, this is a distinctly Welsh version of Shakespeare’s most famous love story.
You can get tickets for any of the venues here:
Kiss Me, Kate – Welsh National Opera, Cardiff, 6th-10th December
Brush up your Shakespeare, folks – Cole Porter’s classic musical adaptation of The Taming of the Shrew is returning to Cardiff for Christmas.
Set in 1940s Baltimore with catchy songs and witty humour, this is the perfect way to get into Shakespeare if you’re not a superfan.
Catch it at the Wales Millennium Centre – there are still tickets available here:
That’s your lot for December!
Keep checking back for more from Shakespeare Cymru over the Christmas period.
Until then, here’s Twelfth Night’s Sir Toby Belch, accurately summing up the Christmas spirit:
‘Dost thou think, because thou art virtuous, there shall be no more cakes and ale?’
See you soon!