The Sonneteer
  • Edinburgh Fringe

A play on passion, power and possession, featuring the Sonnets of William Shakespeare. What drove the celebrated poet, playwright and actor to write a suite of sonnets about beauty, life and the passage of time and address them to a young man? Obsession? Folly? Infatuation? Or was there more than meets the eye today? In a dynamic new take on an old question, two contemporary characters delve into some glorious poetry, as they weave in and out of the past in search of a plausible truth about love. Everything is conjecture. Except the words...