24 ACTORS ANNOUNCED TO PERFORM FOR
CAST INCLUDES, IOAN GRUFFUDD, JOELY FISHER, STACY KEACH, PATRICIA HEATON, MICHAEL YORK, HARRY HAMLIN,
Celebrating the 400th Anniversary of Shakespeare with the theme “Murder, Lust & Madness”
BritWeek, the largest and most visible celebration of the creativity and innovation between the UK and the US, is producing with Louis Fantasia a production of Murder, Lust, & Madness, in honor of Shakespeares 400th and BritWeeks 10th anniversary. “Shakespeare is every actor’s first love,“ says BritWeek chairman Bob Peirce, Founder and Chairman of BritWeek “And this wickedly delicious entertainment will show why as we honor the Bard’s understanding of human nature.” Watch the 2016 Britweek Movie Trailer.
Noted Shakespeare expert and Shakespeare scholar (Globe and Huntington productions) Louis Fantastia will return to write, direct and produce this performance, which will feature an all–star cast including, Jimmy Akingbola, Ashley Bell, Eric Braeden, Adan Canto, Jane Carr, Suzan Crowley, Karen David, Neil Dickson, Joely Fisher, Judy Geeson, Michele Green, Ioan Gruffudd, Harry Hamlin, Patricia Heaton, David Hunt, Isabella Hofmann, Stacy Keach, Jen Lee, Victoria Platt, Joan Van Ark, Sherry Williams, Robert Wisdom, Michael York and Joe Spano.
“The 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death will be marked with celebrations, performances, lectures and discussions all around the Globe!” says Fantasia. “Literally, all the world is still Shakespeare’s stage, and I am thrilled that we are kicking off this tenth anniversary year of Britweek, with an evening of some of Shakespeare’s most passionate plays — OTHELLO, MACBETH, ROMEO & JULIET, A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM — in short, an evening of “Murder, Lust, & Madness“ in verse, prose, song and dance from William Shakespeare.“
Performance made possible in part by a generous gift from the David E.I. Pyott Foundation. Sponsors include King’s College London. Tickets will be available at: britweek.org.
In addition to the one night only performance of Murder, Lust & Madness, BritWeek will present around 40 events throughout Los Angeles during the two–week celebration. Over the past ten years, BritWeek has become a global forum that highlights British excellence and influence in films television, music, fine art, street art, fashion, cuisine, architecture, design, automotive, computer science and sport. Key events include the BritWeek UKTI Business Innovation Awards on April 27 and BritWeek’s 10th Anniversary Red Carpet Celebration, a black tie gala at the Fairmont Miramar Hotel in Santa Monica on May 1st.