Jermyn Street Theatre
Jermyn Street Theatre

Sweet William

Sweet William

"My nature is subdued 
To what it works in, like the dyer's hand..."

written and performed by MICHAEL PENNINGTON

He’s quoted to advertise laptops and holidays. We talk his language whether we want to or not. But William Shakespeare was a genius who minded his own business: a private man of whom we know little. In a rare return of his internationally acclaimed one-man show, Michael Pennington inhabits a host of characters, and shares a lifetime’s experience of Shakespeare’s words and drama.

Michael Pennington is one of the leading classical actors of his generation, whose much-anticipated performance as Prospero in The Tempest was curtailed in March 2020. Now he returns to Jermyn Street Theatre - and to Shakespeare.

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Michael Pennington

Writer and Performer

Quotes & reviews

You are mesmerised; he is steeped in Shakespearean knowledge.”

Sunday Times