Bard in the Yard

Published: 19 July 2020
Reporter: Sandra Giorgetti

Bard in the Yard - Kit McGuire
Bard in the Yard - Michael Southwark

Bard in the Yard is a novel idea from theatre company Will & Co to bring live performance to the doors, or rather the back gates, of theatre enthusiasts.

The 40-minute one-person show, about Shakespeare in quarantine, is delivered with social distancing and can be performed in gardens, parks, and private outdoor spaces across London.

Audience size is restricted to five people to accommodate the current guidelines and price is per event, ranging from £199 if more than one household attends, down to £89.60 for NHS and key workers and other concession categories.

The safety arrangements and other details including performers' profiles and the booking form are all online.

The script is written by Will & Co artistic director Victoria Baumgartner and the producer is Charlie Mackellar.