The Dark Lady Speaks

Play written by Audrey West.

"The Dark Lady Speaks explores the unspoken perspective of the Dark Lady, Shakespeare's secret lover and muse. This enticing selection of sonnets encompasses themes of identity, self-hatred, love, betrayal and the struggles lovers endure to be together. Through this poetic experience, two actresses expose a side of Shakespeare as never seen before. The hypnotically written narrative is mesmerising, giving a voice to a forgotten woman, reincarnating an untold history. Their tempestuous relationship is reawakened through the voice of The Dark Lady, who feels slighted by the words Shakespeare has used to describe her in his own sonnets. This exciting new perspective gives shape, expression and form to a rich, engaging and sensual character."

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