Students prepare for epic five-day Shakespeare Marathon

This spring marked the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s death in 1616 and in commemoration, Leicester University Theatre (LUT) is taking on the challenge of performing the complete works of Shakespeare back-to-back, 24 hours a day from Monday 13 – Friday 17 June.

The Shakespeare Marathon will take place outside the David Wilson Library on the University of Leicester campus and will feature 38.5 plays, 154 sonnets, two major poems and nine minor poems, finished off by a reading of Shakespeare's will.

Around 40 students will between them portray more than 1,100 characters over the course of five days and half of all proceeds will go to the Alzheimer’s Society while the rest will go towards funding upcoming shows.

To make a donation visit LUT’s JustGiving page

Updates on LUT’s progress throughout the week are available via the LUT Facebook page

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