Just when the Shakespeares were finally getting a coat of arms and becoming ‘gentry’ at last, William was performing in a play for Ben Jonson, in which a country family gain a coat of arms which the comic motto, ‘Not Without Mustard’. This appears to be a jibe at the Shakespeare’s motto of, ‘Not without Justice’.
In this hilarious comedy by Vic Mills, Will takes his revenge on this best friend, Jonson. The play features an angry and troubles Will, a bemused and tormented Jonson and, with echoes of Hamlet, the touching appearance of the ghost of Will’s father, John Shakespeare.
Awards & Nominations
– Technical Excellence (Sawston)
William Shakespeare – John Pickering
Ben Jonson – Matt Isham
John Shakespeare – Bob Bright
Director – Chris Avery
Producer – Martin Avery
Sound & Lighting – Martin Avery