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Lord, What Fools These Mortals Be!

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Shakespearean sitcom. Will has a problem with A Midsummer Night's Dream, a love potion and a donkey head.

Will is just finishing writing A Midsummer Night's Dream, a tale of love potions, enchantment and a wood full of fairies. He is very pleased with how realistic it is as he based it on his own experience. But Burbage and the other actors tell him it lacks a little comedy, like say a character with a funny name or a big visual joke. Meanwhile back in Will's lodgings where on earth is his servant Bottom going to put that donkey head?

Kate has problems of her own, because Lord Egeus, a rather old but very wealthy gentleman, has taken a shine to her, and Robert Greene is determined to be the matchmaker. Along the way we learn a little more about how Will and Anne found love, and how Will managed to get hold of a love potion.

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30 minutes

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Last on

Wed 29 Aug 2018 20:30

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Role Contributor
Condell Dominic Coleman
Kit Marlowe Tim Downie
John Shakespeare Harry Enfield
Robert Greene Mark Heap
Kempe Spencer Jones
Will Shakespeare David Mitchell
Susanna Shakespeare Helen Monks
Puck Ken Nwosu
Lord Egeus Nigel Planer
Bottom Rob Rouse
Burbage Steve Speirs
Anne Shakespeare Liza Tarbuck
Kate Gemma Whelan
Mary Shakespeare Paula Wilcox
Judith Shakespeare Rosanna Beacock
Hamnet Shakespeare Joe Willis
Writer Ben Elton
Director Richard Boden
Producer Gareth Edwards
Executive Producer Chris Sussman


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