Duncan Foster as Shakespeare
"The living likeness"

As Shakespeare
I Will


A play about lust, laughter and being William Shakespeare

Written and performed by Duncan Foster


"fait voyager"
"The living likeness"
"I liked it most the third time I saw it"



When wasteful war shall statues overturn,
And broils root out the work of masonry,
Nor Mars his sword nor war's quick fire shall burn
The living record of your memory.
'Gainst death and all-oblivious enmity
Shall you pace forth; your praise shall still find room
Even in the eyes of all posterity


What is "I Will” ?
  • A powerful dramatic tale - the life of Shakespeare.
  • A unique insight into the actor’s process…as the actor transforms himself into and out of the character before the audience’s eyes.
  • An inspirational motivation to students, enthusiasts and newcomers to Shakespeare alike, allowing more feeling of the man, his time and what he was writing about.
  • A jolly good romp!!!
Why be there?
  • Ladies be wooed by William Shakespeare himself. Men learn how!
  • Spot the quotes – famous and obscure, as they appear, interwoven into the action of the show.
  • Learn of the joys and tragedies of the life of Shakespeare, recounted by the man himself.
  • Singalong-a-bard. Watch the great man sing and dance…join in even .
  • Discover and explore some of the main themes of Shakespeare’s work: Life as a dream….the world as a stage….metamorphoses….money… jealousy and unrequited love….loss of a son ….the wonder of death……love versus lust.
  • See the actor’s process laid bare as he prepares for a nerve-wracking one-man show.
  • Gain insights into how an actor approaches the language of Shakespeare.
  • Hear of Shakespeare’s personal journey into the depths of despair.
  • Discover the delights of wearing tights.