Since it began in 2007, BritWeek has become one of the most popular things to do around Hollywood. Celebrating the creative arts and culture connections between California and the UK. With its mission focussed on celebrating the close workings between the two, BritWeek celebrations encompass events of all kinds. From film and television through to theatre, music, fashion, sport and philanthropy, the program of events and activities offers something for everyone. With international support and a significant charitable impact on a range of organisations, it has become an essential part of the community calendar. This year’s BritWeek celebrations in Los Angeles will be taking place between April 21st and through May 4th, with the week concluding on a very special event.
April 25th will see the performance of ‘Shakespeare, Music and Love’ to a packed audience. Nineteen of the current generation’s most talented and popular actors will be starring in this unique show, exploring the role of music and love in Shakespeare’s work with readings from his plays and poetry and special musical performances too. 2014 is the year of William Shakespeare’s 450th birthday, making it a special anniversary for one of the most famous and talented playwrights in literary history. Taking place at the Moss Theatre, Santa Monica, this cast will use their many talents to showcase Shakespeare’s incredible grasp of comedy, tragedy, pastoral, historical and every other conceivable genre in a night hosted by Dana Delaney and Ioan Gruffudd. The cast includes Ashley Bell, Malcolm MacDowell, Eric Braeden, Joely Fisher, Claudia Christian, Mira Furlan, Harry Hamlin, Nigel Daly, Judy Geeson, Neil Dickson, Michele Greene, David Melvile, Joan Van Ark, Joan Seymour, Michael York and Robert Wisdom. Alongside these acting performances, Martin Neary will be directing the Millenium Consort Singers through a number of Renaissance and Modern choral works inspired by Shakespeare.