"This comedy about a man willing to give up his ability to seduce women in order to get his hands on a missing manuscript has psychological overtones that are definitely food for thought. He is forced to choose between his prized possessions and his choice is ironic. Fans of Shakespeare will love it."
Kathleen Maule Holen (Writer)
SHAKESPEARE'S WOMEN (2011) is a 15 minute comedy/drama with 4 characters (3F, 1M). Its log-line is “Best-selling author, acknowledged world authority on Shakespeare and totally irresistible to women - Herbie has the world at his feet. Will three mysterious late night visitors change all this?” As well as being an hilarious comedy, SHAKESPEARE'S WOMEN also solves the mystery of Shakespeare's "missing" play!
It was one of the winning plays in the 2012 10x10 New Writing Festival held in collaboration with the RSC Open Stages, where it premiered at the Chesil Theatre on 18 February 2012 (under its original title Herbie).
Recent productions include one by the Mitre Players in Croydon on 8 March 2019. It is next due to be performed by the Rowney Green Players in Worcestershire in November 2023.
Click here to watch a performance of SHAKESPEARE'S WOMEN (under its original title of Herbie) on YouTube.
An updated version of SHAKESPEARE'S WOMEN was published by LAZY BEE SCRIPTS on 16 March 2023 (to tie in with the 400th anniversary of the First Folio). SHAKESPEARE'S WOMEN can be read and the script and a performance licence purchased here.