Performers show the play’s the thing
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.