Thursday 09 May 2019 -
19:00 to 20:00

Coinciding with the final performance of Falstaff at the Teatro Real in Madrid, the British Council presents eight short films, directed by filmmakers living in the UK, based on ingenious interpretations of some of Shakespeare’s classic pays. The shorts include a hip-hop adaptation of Twelfth Night and a version of Romeo and Juliet played by thugs on a beach surrounded by ice-cream sellers and sunshades.


Twelfth Night 
A hip-hop adaptation produced by SB.TV starring the artists Maverick Sabre, Mic Righteous, Eyez, NoLay and Nego True

Star Cross’d (Romeo and Juliet) 
Directed by the poet, writer and illustrator Laura Dockrill

Julius Cesar 
Directed by Pedro Martín-Calero with Mark Stanley in the role of Brutus and Tony Osboa as Julius Cesar

Directed by David Wilson from the London production company, Colonel Blimp, featuring Vicky McClure as Lady Macbeth

Miranda’s Letter (The Tempest)
Directed by Theresa Griffiths with Raffey Cassidy in the role of Miranda and Anne-Marie Duff in the role of the mother

The Prince of Denmark (Hamlet) 
Written and directed by the famous comedians Alex Kirkland and Robert Rafalat

Marina and Adrienne (Pericles
Written and directed by the award-winning film-maker Lucy Campbell

Wyrdoes (Macbeth
Directed by the writer, director and actor, Nat Luurtsema.