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Sigh No More

Episode 4 of 6

Shakespearean sitcom. When Kate stands in for Sue at a masked ball it causes problems. Will's ingenious solution doesn't quite work out as planned.

With the great fug making London too smelly to stay in, Will and his friends have all come to Stratford. Will hopes for some peace and quiet so he can write but with Kate and Marlowe bickering, Hamnet obsessed with playing at soldiers, Dad busy with his new role as Master of the Watch with not-so-able assistance from Sergeant Dogberry, and Sue excited about the upcoming masked ball there is very little peace to be had.

But when Kate stands in for Sue at the masked ball she accidentally sets off a chain of events that leaves Sue humiliated by the other local teenagers, and Will needs to come up with a ruse to turn the tables on the bullies. Meanwhile in all the confusion Hamnet has gone missing. Anne has a pretty good idea where he might be, and sets off to get her boy back.

29 minutes



Role Contributor
Margaret Bessie Coates
Condell Dominic Coleman
Kit Marlowe Tim Downie
Sergeant Dogberry Adrian Edmondson
John Shakespeare Harry Enfield
Claude Brandon Fellows
Kempe Spencer Jones
Will Shakespeare David Mitchell
Susanna Shakespeare Helen Monks
Bottom Rob Rouse
Burbage Steve Speirs
Anne Shakespeare Liza Tarbuck
Kate Gemma Whelan
Don John Joshua Wichard
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