The Hapless Rehearsal is LIVE. Hang on… wasn’t this book published a while ago? Yes, but there have been distractions. The first, most delightful distraction was taking part in a production of The Taming of the Shrew at Shakespeare’s Globe - a rollicking 68 performances in 2012. It was an unforgettable experience with extraordinary people in an incredible venue. My costume was undeniably red and I played 8 instruments, two of which I could properly play. As for the others? Let’s just say my repertoire was limited to the Globe music.
Brushing over any subsequent distractions, this season at the Globe leads us directly to today, the launch of this short film and official launch of The Hapless Rehearsal. Simon Paisley Day, who played a fabulous Petruchio in that production of The Shrew, will whisk you into the world of The Hapless Rehearsal in his own, inimitable style.
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