“Mesmerizing, melodramatic, manically funny.....you are in the middle of magic” The INDEPENDENT

“ Ticklingly good...wonderful” The TIMES

Shooting Shakespeare

"Shooting Shakespeare" was commissioned by the Bath Shakespeare Festival 2004 and was inspired by the "Silent Shakespeare" films of the British Film Archive. It continued Forkbeard's love of all things cinematic.

It was a murder mystery thriller set in the early years of the Silver Screen.

The fledgling movie moguls, desperate to elevate the tone of their upstart artform, enlist the help of the mighty Theatre Impresarios of the day to shoot the first ever Silent Tempest.

They set sail onto an ocean of uncontrollable egos, murderous intrigue and cut-throat rivalry. Reputations are shipwrecked as a scrambled magic world is unleashed on the island of their celluloid dreams ....... in a love affair with the Cinema Kid that all but kills off the Old Queen Theatre.