ShaLt

A series of short documentaries and dramas to illustrate the story of the theatrical scene that thrilled London between the 1570s and 1642.

Illuminations were asked to make a series of short documentaries and dramas to illustrate the story of the theatrical scene that thrilled London between the 1570s and 1642. The Shakespearean London Theatres (ShaLT) tells the full story behind the vast theatrical scene that thrilled London for over fifty years during the reigns of Elizabeth I, James I and Charles I.

This series looks at the founding playhouses, entrepreneurs, audiences, actors and dramatists, without which, the modern Theatreland of London’s West End would not have been possible.