April 18, 2016

Celebrating Shakespeare in Stockholm

Did you know that 2016 is the 400th year since the death of William Shakespeare? There will be tributes to this anniversary around the world and, of course, we are celebrating the date here in Stockholm as well.
The Stockholm English Speaking Theatre (SEST) will be paying tribute to the Bard this coming weekend (April 22nd through 24th) with performances in Musikvalvet Baggen, which is located in Gamla Stan... just a 15 minute walk from the Rival Hotel. The locale has the perfect ambiance as it is actually older than Shakespeare himself. On Friday they will be doing a performance of Macbeth, which they performed in November to sold out crowds. On Saturday (evening) and Sunday (matiné) SEST will be performing a special "Shakespeare 400" with a potpourri of Angry Shrews and Merry Wives, sonnets, tales of the Bard and more (you might even spot the Bard himself if you are lucky). A great chance to celebrate Shakespeare and enjoy a theatre performance in English (not a common happening in Sweden). Tickets can be purchased in advance online. Otherwise contact me for help if you are staying at the Rival Hotel. More information on SEST's website.

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