If the bard were alive today he’d be blowing out 446 birthday candles, on what we can only imagine would be a humungous cake.
There’s a sprinkling of Shakespeare at Hay this year. Deborah Newbold, the Globe’s very own principal storyteller, will be spinning the lyrical tales of Romeo & Juliet and King Lear for her audiences’ delight. This is a fantastic opportunity to revisit or be introduced to some of Will’s greatest work. Cue love, betrayal, madness, duels and royalty. Sounds like a good way to spend a morning to us!
Oh and we probably shouldn’t forget St George, it’s his day too. Go George!