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To W.H. - The Hobgoblin

To W.H.

Preview by Lizzie Guilfoyle

IF YOU haven’t already seen it, To W.H. returns to The Hobgoblin from May 2 to May 5, and again from May 16 to May 19, 2006.

Stuart Draper’s play, the first to tackle the subject, dramatises the fateful relationship between the 17-year-old William Herbert (the eponymous W.H.) and the 32-year-old Shakespeare – from their meeting in 1597 through to the latter’s death in Stratford.

To W.H. combines the soul and passion of Shakespeare’s sonnets (the majority of which were written to a Mr W.H.) with the exuberance and bawdiness that characterise his most exciting comedies.

The result is described as “a rollercoaster, hi-energy romp through the Bard’s most intimate secrets.”

To W.H. stars Stuart Draper and Luke Leeves; and is directed by Anton Krause.

Tickets: £10, £8 concessions

The Hobgoblin, in Devonshire Road, Forest Hill, is one of London’s newest and most exciting theatre venues.

For further information call the Box Office on 020 7639 5590 or visit the website.