A new play

‘Shakespeare's House' is based on tragic and scandalous events in the great manor house he purchased in Stratford-upon-Avon that become significant influences on the writing of ‘Hamlet’.



A haunting tale of murder, fraud and scandal with its roots in historical fact about the three families that lived consecutively at 'New Place' - the Botts, Underhills and Shakespeares.

The play dramatises real and imagined events at the house in which he lived from 1597 until he died in 1616. The tragedies in the lives of past and present residents intertwine with their ghosts and help shape the fate of one of Shakespeare’s best known tragic heroes.