This new film from the Shakespeare Nation project captures people from across Norwich performing sonnets from their very own doorsteps.

Norwich Theatre has released a new film as part of our Shakespeare Nation partnership.

Supported by RSC practitioners, the theatre used online workshops to explore some of Shakespeare's sonnets with a group of local residents, then visited them on their doorsteps to film their performances in a socially distanced and Covid-safe environment.

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The residents also had the chance to write their own contemporary sonnets in workshops led by poet Ashley Hickson-Lovence. You can read some of their pieces on the Norwich Theatre website.

About Shakespeare Nation

Shakespeare Nation is a four-year long project, funded by the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation, aimed at encouraging more adults to experience Shakespeare and live theatre at their local theatres.

Each year RSC productions visit towns and cities across the UK, sharing our work with over 30,000 people. Yet we know that many within these communities still feel that Shakespeare and theatre don't belong to them. We've partnered with six regional theatres in Blackpool, Bradford, Norwich, Canterbury, Truro and Nottingham for the Shakespeare Nation Project, working to engage those communities that find us hard to reach, helping them experience our work, Shakespeare and the transformative power of theatre.