Shake Spears for the Quay

Tour the Quay with the help of Mr Shakespeare, helping Sudbury Dramatic Society to support the theatre in lock-down.  See all the little nooks and crannies - of the theatre, not the actors!

Filmed throughout the theatre in Lockdown this is an adapted reprisal of SDS's 'Shakespeare Undressed' which was performed as 'promenade' theatre in 2014. Please note that people performing without social distancing are from the same household!

Produced by Sara Knight
Filmed and edited by The Offshoot Foundation

Cast and Co-directors

  • Helen Arbon
  • Neil Arbon
  • Heidi Bernhard-Bubb
  • Denis Brogan
  • Sarah Byham
  • Annie Eddington
  • Tom Eddington
  • Richard Fawcett
  • Malcolm Hollister
  • Lorna Hollister
  • Dave Hossack
  • Sara Knight
  • Gemma Leggett
  • Mark Littlewood
  • Penny Mills
  • Kevin Roychowdhury
  • Mark Saberton
  • Amanda Webster

Carpark to theatre: As You Like It Act 5 Sc 3: Mark Sabberton
Foyer:  Henry V speech Act 3 sc 1:  Annie Eddington
Bar: Merry Wives of Windsor Act 3 Sc 5: Amanda Webster and Kevin Roychowdhury
GKR:  ‘The Taming of the Shrew’: Act 2 Sc 1: Hollisters
Costumes: Shakespearean snippets about clothing: Everyone
Back Dressing Room: “As You Like It”: Act 2 Sc 7: Neil
Wings: “Macbeth” Act 4 Sc 1: Sarah Byham, Heidi Bernhard-Bubb, Penny Mills
Stage: Hamlet: Act 1 Sc 5: Richard Fawcett and Mark Littlewood
Auditorium: “Much Ado About Nothing” Act 1 Sc 1: Gemma Leggett and Dave Hossack
Balcony: “Romeo and Juliet” Act 2 Sc 2: all these years and the lovers still haven’t got it sorted: Helen Arbon & Denis Brogan
Patio: The Tempest: Act 5 Scene 1: Sara Knight
Jetty:  A Midsummer Night’s Dream: Act 5 Sc 2: Tom Eddington

Costume Snippets:

  1. The Tempest: ‘Look what a wardrobe here is for thee!’
  2. 12th Night: Let me see thee in thy woman’s weeds
  3. 12th Night: where lie my maiden weeds?
  4. Two Gentlemen of Verona: ‘Fit me with such weeds as may beseem some well-reported page’
  5. Two Gentlemen of Verona: ‘A round hose, madam, has’ not worth a pin unless you have a codpiece to stick pins on.
  6. Comedy of Errors: I will fasten on this sleeve of thine
  7. As you like it: doublet and hose ought to show itself courageous to petticoat
  8. Love’s Labours Lost: One o’ these maids’ girdles for your waist should be fit
  9. MMND: I’ll put a girdle round the earth
  10. King John: Well did he become that lion’s robe that did disrobe the lion of that robe.
  11. Anthony & Cleopatra: Give me my robe, put on my crown: I have immortal longings in me
  12. Henry 4 pt 2: uneasy lies the head that wears a crown
  13. A Winter’s Tale: ‘ Gloves as sweet as damask roses, masks for faces and for hoses’
  14. Richard II: I’ll give my jewels for a set of beads
  15. Henry 4 pt 1: a fair hot wench in flame-colour’d taffeta
  16. Lear: ‘If only to go warm were gorgeous, why nature needs not what thou gorgeous wear’st’ or ‘Through tattered clothes great vices do appear, Robes and furred gowns hide all’
  17. Titus Andronicus: What should I don this robe, and trouble you?
  18. Henry 6 pt 1: Thy scarlet robes as a child’s bearing cloth,I’ll use to carry thee out of this place