Shakespeare Lives in 2016

Saturday, 23 April 2016 -
11:00 to 20:00

Shakespeare Lives is a major programme of events and activities celebrating Shakespeare’s work on the occasion of The 400th Anniversary of his death in 2016.

British Council, Bangalore cordially invites you to an exciting array of programmes on Saturday 23rd April 2016


1.  Shakespeare for Children 

11:00 am – 12:30 pm at British Council, Bangalore 

Shakespeare plays told in dramatized story telling style with fun activities. Ideal for children 8 years and above

2.  Film Screening: “Hamlet” starRing Maxine Peake

3:00 pm – 5:30 pm at British Council, Bangalore 

From its sell-out run at Manchester’s Royal Exchange Theatre comes a film version of this unique and critically acclaimed production of Hamlet, with BAFTA nominee Maxine Peake in the title role. This groundbreaking stage production, directed by Sarah Frankcom, was Royal Exchange’s fastest-selling show in a decade. Hamlet is brought to cinemas by film director Margaret Williams, whose Written on Skin (Royal Opera House/BBC) won many awards including the Diapason d’Or. The film version of Hamlet is produced by Anne Beresford and Debbie Gray, the team behind the highly praised Peter Grimes on Aldeburgh Beach, which Margaret also directed.

This film is appropriate for 12 years and above. Children below 12 years should be accompained by parents.

3. Talk: SHAKESPEARE - So what the fish is all the fuss about?!

6:30 pm – 8 pm at British Council, Bangalore 

Unravelling the mysteries of the bard and why the world is still so obsessed with him 400 years on. Follow me on a journey through time back to the Elizabethan age – to the turn of the seventeenth century - back to Shakespeare’s London. A talk by Anirudh Nair of Wide Aisle Productions.

All are welcome for the above events. Seating is on first come first served basis. 

For further details and to register: Vani Shivakumar at or 080-22533006