BritWeek is the largest and most visible celebration of the creativity and innovation between the UK and the US. This year they will present an evening of Murder, Lust & Madness, directed and co-produced by noted Shakespeare expert and scholar, Louis Fantasia, to kick off BritWeek Los Angeles on April 23 at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts.
“Shakespeare is every actor’s first love, “says BritWeek founder and chairman Bob Peirce, “and this wickedly delicious entertainment will show why as we honor the Bard’s understanding of human nature.”
Fantasia adds, “The 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death will be marked with celebrations, performances, lectures and discussions all around the Globe! Literally, all the world is still Shakespeare’s stage, and I am thrilled that we are kicking off this tenth anniversary year of BritWeek, with an evening of some of Shakespeare’s most passionate plays – Othello, Macbeth, Romeo & Juliet, A Midsummer Night’s Dream – in short, an evening of Murder, Lust & Madness in verse, prose, song and dance from William Shakespeare.”
The all-star cast includes Jimmy Akingbola, Ashley Bell, Eric Braeden, Adan Canto, Jane Carr, Suzan Crowley, Karen David, Neil Dickson, Joely Fisher, Judy Geeson, Michele Greene, Ioan Gruffudd, Randy Guiaya, Harry Hamlin, Lexie Helgerson, Isabella Hofmann, Stacy Keach, Jen Lee, Jack Lowe, Jim Nowakowski, Timothy Omundson, Victoria Platt, Joe Spano, Sir Patrick Stewart, Joan Van Ark, Sherry Williams, Robert Wisdom and Michael York. Members of the Los Angeles improv troupe, Impro Theatre will join them as well. The evening also features musical performances by Sherry Williams, Randy Guiaya, Jennifer Lee, and dance performances by Jim Nowakowski and Isabella Seo.
In addition to the one night only performance of Murder, Lust & Madness, BritWeek will present nearly 40 events throughout Los Angeles during the 2-week celebration. Over the past ten years, BritWeek has become a global forum that highlights British excellence and influence in films television, music, fine art, street art, fashion, cuisine, architecture, design, automotive, computer science and sport. Key events include the BritWeek UKTI Business Innovation Awards on April 27 and BritWeek’s 10th Anniversary Red Carpet Celebration, a black tie gala at the Fairmont Miramar Hotel in Santa Monica on May 1st.
BRITWEEK: MURDER, LUST & MADNESS
April 23, 2016
The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts
9390 N Santa Monica Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA 90210
7:00 pm Check-in
7:30 pm Door open
8:00 pm Performances (approximately 90 minutes, no intermission)
A Cash Bar is available before the performance begins.
Tickets and more informtation: www.britweek.org