Bard in the Yard

presents this summer

"King Leonardo, His Three Daughters and their Dog"

A Comedy by William Shakespeare Victoria Baumgartner

William Shakespeare, aka "The Bard", is stuck in London during the plague quarantine of 1605.

Quite literally stuck. He urgently needs to write his next masterpiece, but his parchment remains desperately blank. If only he could speak to an audience again, and rekindle the fire of his Muse! What's that?

You have a yard or local park in which he could perform his greatest hits and reignite the Bard-blockbuster machine, all while maintaining a suitably safe distance? And our Bard already has a great working title:

"King Leonardo, his Three Daughters and Their Dog."

Find out how the Bard's quill goes from "King Leonardo" to "King Lear" in this 45-minute solo piece written for the times by Artistic Director Victoria Baumgartner and performed by our 20 phenomenal actors spread all over London, in the comfort of your own yard - or in your local park!

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"A sweet slice of Shakespearetainment,

a Bard visiting in your back garden - what's not to like?"


"An engaging production with really refreshing and entertaining approach to Shakespeare! And a thoroughly welcome escape from the world in its current form"


"The perfect recipe for  a Shakespeare-lover's feast, celebrating  the magic of live performance once again"


Bard In The Yard is a project launched by Will & Co as a response to the closure of theatres due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

We want to reconnect you, the audience, with the joys of live theatre, while waiting for our beloved institutions to reopen.

We also want to keep the show going for us, the artists, as our industry faces this unprecedented crisis. 

This project truly encapsulates the essence of our company: bringing people closer to Shakespeare. 

The Bard's works are where the common emotional heritage of humanity can be experienced,

and we believe that we need this now more than ever.


Our fantastic actors (whose credits include The National Theatre, BBC, Game of Thrones, Frantic Assembly, The Hollow Crown, Outlander, Call the Midwife, Doctors, or Secret Cinema) are spread all over London to perform our Artistic Director Victoria Baumgartner (Offies-nominated) accessible, entertaining and poetical new play.


Find the closest Bard to you now by booking!


Thank you for supporting theatre.


Writer & Director Victoria Baumgartner

Producer Charlie Mackellar

Associate Producer Tim Atkinson

PR & Communications Beatrice Lawrence

Social media Katherine Moran

Partnerships Jack Spencer

Alice Merivale Constanza Ruff Emma Nihill Honey Gabriel Jonathan Blakeley Kit McGuire Lily Cooper Lin Sagovsky Luke Farrugia Michael Southwark Miztli Rose Rupert Sadler Charlie Clee Ben Galpin Natalie Harper Lucy Aarden Will Harrison-Wallace Jonathan McGarrity Alix Dunmore Kaya Bucholc Ingvild Lakou


Will & Co is a member of ITC - Independant Theatre Council
Will Shakes and Co Ltd is a registered private company, n° 12388020