It’s the greatest literary mystery of all time; Who wrote the works of William Shakespeare? Although the official story of a Stratford merchant writing for the London box office has held sway for centuries, questions over the authorship of the plays and poems has persisted. Mark Twain, Sigmund Freud, Charlie Chaplin and Orson Welles are among the many famous figures who doubt that a grain-dealer from Stratford-Upon-Avon was England’s ‘Star of Poets’.
Derek Jacobi leads an impressive cast featuring OSCAR Winner Vanessa Redgrave and TONY Winner Mark Rylance on a quest to uncover the truth behind the world’s most elusive author, and discovers a forgotten nobleman whose story could rewrite history.
A special screening in the Banqueting Hall of Hedingham Castle’s Norman Keep. Drinks from 6 o’clock, film starts at 7.15, followed by a Q & A session with contributor Charles Beauclerk and directors Lisa Wilson and Laura Wilson.
To watch the trailer and read more about the film click here.
With thanks to the tour sponsors: First Folio Pictures in association with Hedingham Castle; Ben August, patron of Paula Slater, the sculptor of Edward de Vere – “Shakespeare”; The Beaulieu Estate.