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Ian Hallard: a week in the life

Ian Hallard stars as Shakespeare in Foul Pages at the Hope Theatre

Ian Hallard

Ian Hallard is currently starring as the Bard himself in the world premiere of a new backstage comedy Foul Pages. The show is running at the Hope Theatre and is set in 1603 at the height of the plague, when London's court has fled to Wiltshire.

Hallard's previous credits include The Boys In The Band (for which he was nominated for a WhatsOnStage Award), Lovesong of the Electric Bear (which also ran at the Hope Theatre) and Great Britain at the National Theatre.

Here Hallard offers us a look behind the scenes at Foul Pages, which runs until 17 March.

The whole gang are here!

IH: "Group selfie as the cast embark on our technical rehearsal."

Naked in the wings...

IH: "Clare Bloomer supervises James King getting his chest out."

Spandex and Shakespeare?

IH: "Tom Vanson displays a calf in silver spandex."

What a drag

IH: "Thomasina Bird awaits Ru Paul's instructions on the next mini-challenge."


IH: "Greg Baxter and Lewis Chandler caught completely unaware backstage."


IH: "Olivia Onyehara rocking the Brigitte Bardot look."

Foul Pages runs at the Hope Theatre until 17 March.