To celebrate Shakespeare's birthday in 2001, Val devised the programme Acting Shakespeare's Kings and Queens. The programme was performed at The Cheltenham Spring Festival of Literature and the National Portrait Gallery, London. Val was delighted to cast the Burke family - Anna Calder-Marshall, David Burke, and Tom Burke - with Kate Sissons, to perform scenes from Shakespeare which focus on family relationships.
Above left: David Burke as King Lear and Anna Calder-Marshall as The Fool.
Above right: Anna Calder-Marshall as Gertrude and Tom Burke as Hamlet.
Above: David Burke as Lear with Tom Burke.
Above: David Burke as King Lear and Anna Calder-Marshall as The Fool.
Photos by Simon Annand.