WHO’S IN IT?
Mathew Baynton (Telstar), Martha Howe-Douglas (Nativity!), Ben Willbond (St. Trinian’s), Simon Farnaby (Paddington), Jim Howick (Hellboy), Laurence Rickard (Me and My Monsters), Damien Lewis (Homeland), Helen McCroy (Skyfall), Rufus Jones (Holy Flying Circus), Stuart Matthews (The Riot Club), Brian Clarke (’71), Justin Edwards (The Thick of It), William Bale (film debut)
WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?
Richard Bracewell (The Gigolos), director, producer; Laurence Rickard (Horrible Histories) and Ben Willbond (Yonderland), writers; Tony Bracewell (Cuckoo), Alasdair Flind (How I Live Now) and Charles Steel (The Last King of Scotland), producers; Andrew Hewitt (The Double), composer; Laurie Rose (Sightseers), cinematographer; David Freeman (Clash of the Titans), editor
WHAT’S IT ABOUT?
The “true story” of William “Bill” Shakespeare (Baynton), a hopeless lute player who leaves his family and heads for London, where he comes across murderous kings, dubious spies, lost loves, and a plot to blow up Queen Elizabeth I (McCroy) – all while trying to make a name for himself as a budding playwright…
IN ONE SENTENCE, WHY SHOULD YOU BE EXCITED?
The makers of popular children’s comedy series Horrible Histories muck around with history in the most entertaining way possible, promising a great deal of laughs and historical inaccuracy along the way.