Edward Wilson-Lee: Shakespeare in Swahililand – Adventures with the Ever-Living Poet

Fri 14 Oct
18:30 - 19:30
The Electric Theatre
£8, £7.20 concessions

It has successfully told a lesser-known story of Africa, and it is a story worth knowing
— Economist

To mark the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death, academic and author, Edward Wilson-Lee brings us a riveting celebration of the Bard as a global poet, and especially his influence in East Africa. Part travelogue, part history, you can’t fail to be astounded by the extent of Britain’s greatest writer on lives around the world.


I thought nothing could surprise me about the impact of England’s greatest cultural figure, but this fascinating, readable book about his influence in East Africa certainly did
— The Lady