by Robert Louis Stevenson
A compelling one-man show
adapted and performed by Mark Stratford
Running Time: 80 minutes
The remarkable story of one of the 19th Century's greatest actor-managers:
~ William Charles Macready ~
A one-man show written and performed by Mark Stratford
Length of show = 80 mins (no interval)*
*If interval included: 1st half = 40 minutes, 2nd half = 40 minutes
No further scheduled performances at this time
13th October 2019: Watford Palace Theatre Studio
26th September 2020: Abbey Theatre Main Stage, St. Albans (Live streaming)
8th & 9th October 2020: Watford Fringe (Pump House Theatre)
17th & 18th October 2020: Brighton Fringe (Sweet Werks 2)
This compelling solo show charts the life and times of William Charles Macready, one of the 19th Century’s greatest actor-managers.
The story of Macready - a First Player in the line of Burbage, Garrick, Kemble, and Kean - and the man to whom Charles Dickens dedicated "Nicholas Nickleby" - is one of the most remarkable ever to come out of the Theatre.
With humour, drama, emotion, and an array of characters, Mark Stratford recounts the highlights of Macready’s life including his first tentative steps on stage in a tatty country theatre to his final ever performance at the mighty Drury Lane.
Production photos & video trailer
Filmed at the Abbey Theatre, St. Albans