Per­form­ers show the play’s the thing

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Uk&world Update -

A QUAR­TET of ac­tors took Shake­speare’s dec­la­ra­tion that all the world is a stage to heart.

Mem­bers of the Peter­bor­ough Mask­the­atre per­formed an ar­ray of ex­cerpts from some of the Bard’s most pop­u­lar works at Water­stones Book­shop, in Bridge Street, Peter­bor­ough.

Their per­for­mance was staged to cel­e­brate the an­niver­sary of the birth of Wil­liam Shake­speare and to mark World Book Night.

About 20 cus­tomers were kept en­thralled by the per­for­mances.

The group’s rou­tine in­cluded brief recita­tions from Ham­let, The Tem­pest and one from Henry V that was greeted with a hearty cheer from the as­sem­bled on­look­ers.

Jonathon Austin, se­nior book­seller, said: “The per­for­mances went down very well with cus­tomers. Some peo­ple who had just popped in chose to stay longer to watch.”

There was also a book sign­ing by lo­cal au­thor­tim Wil­son, who writes un­der the name of Jude Mor­gan, who has just pub­lished histhe Se­cret Life of Shake­speare.

ON CUE: Peter­bor­ough Mask Theatre ac­tors, from left, Sum­mer Moeed, Jonni Hil­ton, Peter Cr­erar and Jan Wright. (METP-23-04-12BD300) Picture: BEN DAVIS.

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