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The Most Unkindest Cut of All

Episode 5 of 6

Shakespearean sitcom. Will writes a new play about Julius Caesar and the players indulge in some backstage backstabbing.

Will has decided to write a play about the life of Julius Caesar. The only problem is how to deal with his assassination. After all Her Majesty is not likely to approve of any play about doing in the head of state, and Robert Greene is particularly keen to label Will a traitor.

Things are not going well in the theatre either. Burbage is hogging the limelight and the other players have decided to get together and depose him. Should Will back the conspirators? Or is there a way he can use his skill with words to stop the plotters in their tracks?

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29 minutes

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Role Contributor
Condell Dominic Coleman
Kit Marlowe Tim Downie
Toby Beattie Edmondson
Lucy Jocelyn Jee Esien
Robert Greene Mark Heap
Kempe Spencer Jones
Will Shakespeare David Mitchell
Longinus Ola Orebiyi
Bottom Rob Rouse
Burbage Steve Speirs
Anne Shakespeare Liza Tarbuck
Kate Gemma Whelan
Writer Ben Elton
Director Richard Boden
Producer Gareth Edwards
Executive Producer Chris Sussman