Lung Ha Theatre Company August 2019 As Shakespeare himself had once stated “Nothing is so common as the wish to be remarkable.”And remarkable is exactly how I would describe this show. A story that reaches all, whether you know a lot of Shakespeare and his life or if you are only starting to learn about the Barb and his immortal works, this is a show not to be missed.
Stuttgarter Zeitung, Germany November 11, 2018
The Stage April 2018 Swiss-Ukrainian playwright Victoria Baumgartner’s Will is a tender love letter to Shakespeare. The play’s wide-eyed wonder at the power of the his language is infectious. Baumgartner directs a stylish production. The storytelling feels rushed, but Baumgartner’s firm belief in the power of poetry and well-placed emotional beats make Will a strangely fascinating work.
London Theatre 1 March 2018 It makes for a unique and fascinating experience. The nearest we can get to time travel. But it’s not just the history and intimacy of this unique space it’s the quality of the show. Everything about this show shouts top draw, top quality, top stuff. Victoria Baumgartner has written an engrossing play which over the course of eighty minutes does what Lord Reith declared ought to be the mission of the BBC: to inform, educate and entertain.
The Spy in the Stalls March 2018 A top notch cast indeed, who manage the shifts between fantasy and reality, past and present, fact and conjecture, tragedy and comedy. The play is bursting with echoes to Shakespeare’s future works. Shakespeare began by dreaming of words nobody else could find. He ended up adding nearly two thousand to the English language. This play is an ingenious celebration of that fact: delighfully clever yet beguiling and moving. A real gem.
Everything Theatre April 2018 This unique production blew me away – I was moved to tears twice (and that doesn’t happen very often). Just like any Shakespeare play, it is full of comedy and tragedy, and touches on universal and eternal themes: the plight of female equality is one that particularly struck a chord with me. Go and see this production to gain an insight into the young Will’s life and the torment of a poet wrestling with the demons of genius.
In the Press
La Côte, Switzerland April 17, 2019
Career Conversations, Switzerland December 10, 2018 Podcast
Stuttgarter Zeitung, Germany November 6, 2018
Plans Cultes, Switzerland October 17, 2018 Original interview in French