The 2010 Chichester Festival revival of Edward Bond’s 1973 play Bingo transferred last night (23 February 2012, previews from 16 February) to the Young Vic.

Directed by Angus Jackson, Bingo stars multi award-winner Patrick Stewart as William Shakespeare, leading a cast that also features Catherine Cusack and Richard McCabe.

The play depicts Shakespeare in the last days of his life - ageing, facing poverty and lacking creative energy, until his poetry is suddenly once again unleashed by the catastrophic circumstances he faces. Its limited run at the Young Vic concludes on 31 March 2012.

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PHOTOS BY DAN WOOLLER FOR WHATSONSTAGE.COM.