Billy Shakes: Wonderboy! is a brand-new show for ages 4+ and their grown-ups about the childhood of William Shakespeare, performed inside the inspiring space of a replica Elizabethan theatre – Shakespeare’s Rose Theatre beside Clifford’s Tower in York.

Join Billy Shakes and his two mates as he discovers his voice and the tales that have captivated the world for centuries since.

Bursting with live music, puppetry and a wealth of brilliantly barmy historical inaccuracies, this 50-minute fun-filled show is performed in the ‘groundlings’ courtyard of the theatre delivering an interactive and engaging experience in a stunning historical setting.

Billy Shakes: Wonderboy! embraces the joy of story-telling and is the perfect introduction to the delights of Shakespeare for children and adults alike!

On selected mornings from:

23 July - 24 August 2019

Book Tickets:

York Theatre Royal Ticketmaster

Performances start at 10:30am and are approximately 50 minutes duration. Recommended for ages 4+.


Rydale Mumbler
"It was fun, entertaining and very clever, appealing to all family members. A lighthearted way to spend the morning."
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Little Vikings
"If you think that Shakespeare’s just for grown-ups, think again. Billy Shakes – Wonderboy, the new show from the Wrongsemble theatre company, proves that the Bard can be enjoyed by boys and girls of any age."
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Always Time For Theatre

“A Turbo-Charged Introduction to Shakespeare”
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