About Season One

Shakespeare Republic is made up of three seasons, totalling 43 episodes to date, covering a wide range of Shakespeare’s characters – all set in the 21st Century, using Shakespeare’s original text. To find out more about the cast, crew and our overall philosophy, check out our About page.

Hamlet as Media Advisor to a Government Minister, Juliet as one half of a same-sex couple in a Skype conversation,  Phebe as an entitled Gen Y drunk texting, Macbeth as a politician about to metaphorically knife an opponent, a female Hamlet weary from the corporate cut and thrust and a performance of Sonnet 18 as a eulogy – welcome to Shakespeare Republic Season One!

Starring Michala Banas, Alan Fletcher, Rowena Hutson, Sally McLean, Billy Smedley and Ben Steel, this award-winning first season of the work can be seen in full for free on YouTube.