What is The Sonneteer
It's a play on power, passion and possession by Sebastian Michael, featuring some of Shakespeare's Sonnets.
How many of the Sonnets feature in The Sonneteer
In the original version, presented at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2014, about two dozen, most of them in full, plus one or two only in parts. The play is now being developed from a 55 minute festival show to a full length play, so the number is likely to change.
Is this a historically authoritative and accurate piece?
We don't know and we may never know. The piece pursues one particular idea of how the sonnets may have come about, and there is some good scholarly evidence that this is indeed plausible. But it's really about the dynamics between two people.
Cool for kids?
We recommend the show from about 14 upwards. There's nothing that will traumatise a child, but the themes are fairly grown up and the Sonnets – while wonderful – can be demanding.
Sex, violence, drugs, full nudity and 'strong' language?
Some very powerful poetry?
Can I have a playtext?
Not at the moment, but it's likely that we'll make the play available in the foreseeable future. Get on our mailing list to be kept informed and/or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.