William Shakespeare's long lost First Play (abridged)

Year: 2017

Start Date: 8 February

Production Company: Reduced Shakespeare Company presented by Seabright Productions



Author: Reed Martin & Austin Tichenor

Director: Austin Tichenor


Joseph Maudsley

Background to Production:

The seeds for the play were sown in 2010 when Reed Martin & Austin Tichenor were given a private tour of the Folger Library vaults by the then-director, Gail Paster & Head of Reference, Dr. Georgianna Ziegler.Their greatest desire was to find an actual manuscript of a Shakespeare play written in his own hand .As this was not going to be a possibility ,Reed & Austin decided to hurry history along & created such a manuscript .Hence this production.

Items of Interest in the Programme:

List of tour venues.

Other items / issues of interest:

In the programme chronological list of events re Shakespeare`s life and legacy.