York Follows Peter Pan with Shakespeare's WomenDate: 2 January 2003
Following her turn as the Narrator in the musical Peter Pan at the Royal Festival Hall, Susannah York will bring her one-woman The Loves of Shakespeare's Women to London's fringe Jermyn Street Theatre for a limited season from 22 January to 2 February 2003 (preview 21 January).
Presented as a personal journey, The Loves of Shakespeare's Women strings together speeches and sonnets from some of the bard's most famous and infamous women, from Juliet to Mistress Ford, Isabella to Constance. The common theme throughout is love and York interweaves the performance with personal commentary.
Prior to Peter Pan - which continues at the Festival Hall until 11 January 2003 - York was most recently seen on stage in Picasso's Women, Amy's View and, for the RSC, The Merry Wives of Windsor, Camino Real and Hamlet. Her many screen credits include Tunes of Glory, The Killing of Sister George, They Shoot Horses Don't They, A Second Chance and We'll Meet Again.
The Loves of Shakespeare's Women had a sell-out season at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 2001 and has also toured the UK and internationally to New York, Australia and the Far East.
- by Terri Paddock