28th November - 19th December 2016

★★★★  Outline Magazine:  “The Book’s the Thing  demonstrated of the strength of theatre, and also the fruits of innovation. Their version of Hamlet was reduced, but only in a delicious, red wine sauce kinda way.”

Librarian Theatre’s debut production of The Book’s the Thing premiered at the Gorringe Park Secret Library Bar on 8 April 2016, before touring 39 UK libraries across 13 different library authorities.

In partnership with Hertfordshire Libraries and the Readeast Network, the tour received a substantial grant from Arts Council England’s Libraries Fund. The tour coincided with the 450th ‘anniversary’ of Shakespeare’s death, marked by a gala performance in the atmospheric Reading Room at Bristol Central Library.

Directed by Tom Cuthbertson, this fast-paced, 80-minute adaptation of Shakespeare’s famous tragedy starred Kelly Eva-May in the lead role of the Prince of Denmark.

The other roles were performed by Sarah Ratheram, Keith Hill and Tom Cuthbertson. The script was edited specifically for the library touring production; replacing the famous ‘play within a play’ scene with a book. Copies of the script are available on request for £5 + P&P.

The Book's The Thing

Touring Venues

Library Name
Date
Westminster Reference Library
02/05/2016
Barham Park Library
30/05/2016
Basildon Library
27/05/2016
Chelmsford Library
26/05/2016
Colchester Library
25/05/2016
Gorleston Library
23/05/2016
Wymondham Library
22/05/2016
King's Lynn Library
20/05/2016
Norfolk & Norwich Millennium Library
19/05/2016
Chatteris Library
18/05/2016
Cambourne Library
16/05/2016
St Ives Library
16/05/2016
Leighton Buzzard Library
15/05/2016
Peterborough Central Library
13/05/2016
Kempston Library
10/05/2016
Leagrave Library
09/05/2016
Saffron Walden Library
08/05/2016
Houghton Regis Library
06/05/2016
Luton Culture Library
05/05/2016
Bedford Central Library
04/05/2016
Sandy Library
03/05/2016
Plymouth Central Library
29/04/2016
Private Kick Starter Event
28/04/2016
Ivybridge Library & Archives
26/04/2016
Tavistock Library
26/04/2016
Totnes Library
25/04/2016
Yeovil Library
24/04/2016
Bristol Central Library
22/04/2016
Bristol Central Library
21/04/2016
Corringham Library
20/04/2016
Belhus Library
19/04/2016
Watford Central Library
18/04/2016
Hemel Hempstead Library
17/04/2016
Bishopston Library
15/04/2016
Hoddesdon Library
14/04/2016
Hitchin Library
13/04/2016
Barham Park Library
12/04/2016
Stevenage Central Library
11/04/2016
St Albans Central Library
11/04/2016
Welwyn Garden City Central Library
08/04/2016
The Gorringe Park Pub
07/04/2016

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