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The Bed


  • Playwright

    Ger FitzGibbon 

  • Synopsis

    It is April 1616. In the bedchamber at New Place, Stratford-upon-Avon, in the aftermath of Shakespeare's funeral, his widow Anne Hathaway has just discovered what her husband has left her in his will... Drawing on the known details of Shakespeare's marriage to Anne Hathaway, daughter of a local farmer, this play explores Anne's turbulent and conflicting feelings following her husband's death.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts


  • Cast Size Female


Original Production

  • Date of First Production

    17 June 2016

  • Production Notes

    Produced by Theatre Makers.
  • Producer

  • Original Venue

    Unitarian Church

Original Cast  
Anne Hathaway Paula McGlinchey
Judith Aoife O'Boyle
Production Team  
Director Jack Healy
Director Ger FitzGibbon
Set Designer Jack Healy
Set Designer Deirdre Dwyer
Producer Jack Healy
Lighting Designer Hanan Sheedy
Costume Designer Deirdre Dwyer
Music written and performed by Irene Buckley
Stage Manager √Čadaoin Looney
Set Construction Joe Stockdale

Unpublished Scripts

Rights Information

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    Micheline Steinberg Associates

  • Address

    Studio 315 ScreenWorks, 22 Highbury Grove
    London N5 2ER

  • Phone

    +44 (0)20 3214 8292

  • Email


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Source Of Information

The information for this entry was taken from the play's original production programme.