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Manchester rep company to stage every Shakespeare play

Interior of the Great Northern Warehouse, which will house the Northern Rep Interior of the Great Northern Warehouse, which will house the Northern Rep
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Manchester’s newest repertory company has announced plans to stage all 37 of Shakespeare’s plays in as many weeks.

Northern Rep, which moves into a new theatre space in the city next month, has launched 37/37, in which a company of 15 ensemble actors will stage a new Shakespeare play each week.

The first four shows to be confirmed include Romeo and Juliet, The Comedy of Errors, Henry V and The Merry Wives of Windsor.

Romeo and Juliet will open the season on September 19 with a production which will be performed in both English and British Sign Language.

It runs from September 19 to 23, followed by The Comedy of Errors from September 26 to 30.

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