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An enchanting collection of witty music and skits about the Bard.

Devised for, and first performed by, the Royal Shakespeare Company, this show has been a hit with audiences all over the world. It includes songs and sketches by Alan Bennett, Noël Coward, Stephen Sondheim, Fry and Laurie, Monty Python, Victoria Wood and many more.

TRACK LISTING

DISC ONE

  1. Prologue – Bernard Levin, Christopher Luscombe, Janie Dee, Malcolm McKee, Martin Connor, Susie Blake
  2. The Bard of Avon – Christopher Connor, Array, Janie Dee, Malcolm McKee, Martin Connor, Susie Blake
  3. Who Was William Shakespeare? – Christopher Luscombe, Janie Dee, Malcolm McKee, Martin Connor, Patrick Barlow, Susie Blake
  4. The Music Hall Shakespeare – Christopher Luscombe, Harry Fragson, Janie Blake, Malcolm McKee, Martin Connor, Susie Blake, Worton David
  5. I’m In the RSC – Christopher Luscombe, Jeff Klaff
  6. If You Go Down to the Vaults Tonight – Christopher Luscombe, Janie Dee, John W. Bratton, Malcolm McKee, Martin Connor, Mary Holtby, Susie Blake
  7. And How Is Hamlet? – Christopher Luscombe, Janie Dee, Malcolm McKee, Martin Connor, Perry Pontac, Susie Blake
  8. Moody Dane – Herbert Farjeon, John Pritchard, Malcolm McKee
  9. Give Us a Rest – Christopher Luscombe, Martin Connor, Sandy Wilson, Susie Blake
  10. The Man Who Speaks In Anagrams – Christopher Luscombe, Janie Dee, Monty Python
  11. Shakespeare Masterclass – Hugh Laurie, Martin Connor, Stephen Fry, Susie Blake
  12. The Heroine the Opera House Forgot – Carlton Edwards, Company, Janie Dee, Laurence Phillips
  13. Swap a Jest – Bill Oddie, Christopher Luscombe, Martin Connor, Tim Brooke-Taylor
  14. Which Witch? – Alan Melville, Charles Zwar, Jeremy Browne, Susie Blake
  15. Away With the Fairies – Christopher Luscombe, Dillie Keane, Martin Connor
  16. Fear No More – Janie Dee, Array, William Shakespeare
  17. Othello In Earnest – Martin Connor, Perry Pontac, Susie Blake
  18. Carrying a Torch – Anthony Drewe, George Stiles, Janie Dee
  19. Giving Notes – Christopher Luscombe, Victoria Woods
  20. In Shakespeare’s Day – Anthony Drewe, Christopher Luscombe, George Stiles, Janie Dee, Malcolm McKee, Martin Connor, Susie Blake

DISC TWO

  1. PC or Not PC – Christopher Luscombe, Denis King, Janie Dee, Malcolm McKee, Martin Connor, Maureen Lipman, Susie Blake
  2. Stage Directions – Christopher Luscombe, Janie Dee, John Yap, Malcolm McKee, Martin Connor, Susie Blake
  3. So That’s the Way You Like It – Alan Bennett, Company, Dudley Moore, Jonathan Miller, Martin Connor, Peter Cook
  4. Ladies of London – Caryl Brahms, Christopher Luscombe, Janie Dee, Malcolm McKee, Martin Connor, Ned Sherrin, Susie Blake
  5. The English Lesson – Adele Anderson, Dillie Keane, Janie Dee, Susie Blake
  6. The Repertory Actor – Guy Boas, Malcolm McKee
  7. Wherefore Art Thou Juliet? – Alan Melville, Christopher Luscombe, Susie Blake
  8. Cravin’ for the Avon – James Gilbert, Janie Dee, Julian More, Men
  9. William and the Lost Tourist – Christopher Luscombe, Janie Dee, Malcolm McKee, Martin Connor, Richmal Crompton, Susie Blake
  10. Teach Me, Dear Creature – Julian Slade, Malcolm McKee, William Shakespeare
  11. Anecdotage – Christopher Luscombe, Derek Nimmo, Janie Dee, Malcolm McKee, Martin Connor, Susie Blake
  12. The Night I Appeared As Macbeth – Martin Connor, William Hargreaves
  13. The Curtain – Christopher Luscombe, Guy Boas, Janie Dee, Malcolm McKee, Martin Connor, Susie Blake
  14. Brush Up Your Shakespeare – Christopher Luscombe, Array, Janie Dee, Malcolm McKee, Martin Connor, Susie Blake
  15. Curtain Speech – Christopher Luscombe, Martin Connor, Ronald Harwood
  16. The Shakespearian Rag – Christopher Luscombe, David Stamper, Gene Buck, Array, Janie Dee, Malcolm McKee, Martin Connor, Susie Blake
  17. Let’s Do It – Christopher Luscombe, Janie Dee, Jeremy Browne, Linda Basset, Malcolm McKee, Martin Connor, Array, Susie Blake
  18. Put Out the Light – Company, Malcolm McKee, William Shakespeare

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DISC ONE

1 Prologue - Bernard Levin, Christopher Luscombe, Janie Dee, Malcolm McKee, Martin Connor, Susie Blake
2 The Bard of Avon - Christopher Connor, Array, Janie Dee, Malcolm McKee, Martin Connor, Susie Blake
3 Who Was William Shakespeare? - Christopher Luscombe, Janie Dee, Malcolm McKee, Martin Connor, Patrick Barlow, Susie Blake
4 The Music Hall Shakespeare - Christopher Luscombe, Harry Fragson, Janie Blake, Malcolm McKee, Martin Connor, Susie Blake, Worton David
5 I'm In the RSC - Christopher Luscombe, Jeff Klaff
6 If You Go Down to the Vaults Tonight - Christopher Luscombe, Janie Dee, John W. Bratton, Malcolm McKee, Martin Connor, Mary Holtby, Susie Blake
7 And How Is Hamlet? - Christopher Luscombe, Janie Dee, Malcolm McKee, Martin Connor, Perry Pontac, Susie Blake
8 Moody Dane - Herbert Farjeon, John Pritchard, Malcolm McKee
9 Give Us a Rest - Christopher Luscombe, Martin Connor, Sandy Wilson, Susie Blake
10 The Man Who Speaks In Anagrams - Christopher Luscombe, Janie Dee, Monty Python
11 Shakespeare Masterclass - Hugh Laurie, Martin Connor, Stephen Fry, Susie Blake
12 The Heroine the Opera House Forgot - Carlton Edwards, Company, Janie Dee, Laurence Phillips
13 Swap a Jest - Bill Oddie, Christopher Luscombe, Martin Connor, Tim Brooke-Taylor
14 Which Witch? - Alan Melville, Charles Zwar, Jeremy Browne, Susie Blake
15 Away With the Fairies - Christopher Luscombe, Dillie Keane, Martin Connor
16 Fear No More - Janie Dee, Array, William Shakespeare
17 Othello In Earnest - Martin Connor, Perry Pontac, Susie Blake
18 Carrying a Torch - Anthony Drewe, George Stiles, Janie Dee
19 Giving Notes - Christopher Luscombe, Victoria Woods
20 In Shakespeare's Day - Anthony Drewe, Christopher Luscombe, George Stiles, Janie Dee, Malcolm McKee, Martin Connor, Susie Blake

DISC TWO 

1 PC or Not PC - Christopher Luscombe, Denis King, Janie Dee, Malcolm McKee, Martin Connor, Maureen Lipman, Susie Blake
2 Stage Directions - Christopher Luscombe, Janie Dee, John Yap, Malcolm McKee, Martin Connor, Susie Blake
3 So That's the Way You Like It - Alan Bennett, Company, Dudley Moore, Jonathan Miller, Martin Connor, Peter Cook
4 Ladies of London - Caryl Brahms, Christopher Luscombe, Janie Dee, Malcolm McKee, Martin Connor, Ned Sherrin, Susie Blake
5 The English Lesson - Adele Anderson, Dillie Keane, Janie Dee, Susie Blake
6 The Repertory Actor - Guy Boas, Malcolm McKee
7 Wherefore Art Thou Juliet? - Alan Melville, Christopher Luscombe, Susie Blake
8 Cravin' for the Avon - James Gilbert, Janie Dee, Julian More, Men
9 William and the Lost Tourist - Christopher Luscombe, Janie Dee, Malcolm McKee, Martin Connor, Richmal Crompton, Susie Blake
10 Teach Me, Dear Creature - Julian Slade, Malcolm McKee, William Shakespeare
11 Anecdotage - Christopher Luscombe, Derek Nimmo, Janie Dee, Malcolm McKee, Martin Connor, Susie Blake
12 The Night I Appeared As Macbeth - Martin Connor, William Hargreaves
13 The Curtain - Christopher Luscombe, Guy Boas, Janie Dee, Malcolm McKee, Martin Connor, Susie Blake
14 Brush Up Your Shakespeare - Christopher Luscombe, Array, Janie Dee, Malcolm McKee, Martin Connor, Susie Blake
15 Curtain Speech - Christopher Luscombe, Martin Connor, Ronald Harwood
16 The Shakespearian Rag - Christopher Luscombe, David Stamper, Gene Buck, Array, Janie Dee, Malcolm McKee, Martin Connor, Susie Blake
17 Let's Do It - Christopher Luscombe, Janie Dee, Jeremy Browne, Linda Basset, Malcolm McKee, Martin Connor, Array, Susie Blake
18 Put Out the Light - Company, Malcolm McKee, William Shakespeare