Mary & William (3 stars)

This article is from 2010

Mary & William

Intimate rendition is by turns humorous and poignant

Actress Mary MacDonald Hamill performs a biographical piece woven together with excerpts from Shakespeare which provide a lyrical commentary to the narrative. Following the story of her life and career from childhood, this intimate rendition is by turns humorous and poignant, carrying both an air of delicious gossip and painful confession. Lengthy but performed with flair, the Shakespeare passages take on a personal interpretation and blend well with Hamill’s own charismatic descriptions of a life on the stage.

Gilded Balloon Teviot, 622 6552, until 29 Aug, 2.45pm, £8.50–£9.50 (£7.50–£8.50).

Mary and William

  • 3 stars

A woman finds a needed savior in William Shakespeare while performing as a child in 'A Midsummer Night’s Dream'. In this tour de force solo show the great poet’s words become touchstones which illuminate a life’s turbulent journey. Written and performed by Mary MacDonald Hamill. Excerpts from William Shakespeare.