The Legacy of William Ireland

Theatre (new writing, drama)

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  • Accessibility:
    Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
    Sight not needed
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Following the success at last year’s Edinburgh Fringe with the five-star show After Today, Stage D’Or returns with their latest work from acclaimed playwright Tim Connery. London, 1796. Meet young William Henry Ireland, self-proclaimed poetic genius (or idiot according to others). William relates the improbable but true story about how he managed to not only improve on some of Shakespeare’s works (giving them a happy ending) but also forge a brand new Shakespeare play, causing riots and the near-destruction of the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane – which of course was not his fault.

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  • Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
    Sight not needed
  • Accessible entry: Reception - Lift - Theatre
  • Wheelchair access type: Building Lift

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Vanessa 115 days ago

Absolutely amazing. Probably my favourite show so far! Charlie Jack is such an amazing actor and the writing is wonderful. Will definitely go and see their other show, Hitman and Her soon! Must see show!!!

Neil Weatherall 118 days ago

Exactly the sort of show one comes to the fringe to see. It has enough high brow culture in it to make one feel that jolly clever for going to watch it but it’s also very good fun from start to finish. Recommended. I might go again...

Helen Pain 120 days ago

A charming and witty play with a bumbling but lovable hero, this play is a must-see. Charlie, who plays William Ireland, is a tremendous actor, playing multiple roles and is incredibly energetic and charismatic in all of them.

Christine McDerment 123 days ago

A very engaging production and thoroughly enjoyable, full of energy, wit and pathos. One of those plays that encourages you to go home and investigate the history behind it. Would recommend it to anyone.

Bridget Biggar 128 days ago

This is a masterful piece of writing and acting, it's also very funny, poignant and interesting. Watching it for the second time (yes, it's that good!) I felt the audience shift from watching, to being a part of the narrative: the actor draws you into his late 18th century world so perfectly. Definitely one of the best plays I've seen: still laughing at some of the wilder imaginings of the poor, deluded would-be great writer.

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The Wee Review (4/5 stars) 101 days ago

A man in period dress bursts in. ‘They just set fire to the theatre!’, he exclaims. Which theatre he means, and why it’s ablaze, and how this man’s responsible, are all things you’ll learn during the ensuing confessional monologue; it adds up to an entertaining canter through a footnote to...

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Bouquets and Brickbats (4/5 stars) 121 days ago

This is a fascinating look at a little-known historical event and, apart from a bit of dramatic licence in the final act, it sticks pretty close to the unbelievable truth.

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