Bill – Film Review

29 Sep

K.B Goddard

Bill is the latest project from the brilliant and hugely talented ensemble cast behind the first five series of Horrible Histories, and Yonderland. The film is a very funny, fictional account of Shakespeare’s “lost years”, explaining how Bill Shakespeare from Stratford became the world renowned playwright.

Bill tells the story of a young Bill Shakespeare, who is imagined here as a failed lute payer who gets kicked out of his band, “Mortal Coil”. Frustrated by the lack of appreciation for his talents in Stratford he heads off to “That London” in search of fame and fortune.

It’s not long before he ends up embroiled in royal plots, religious conspiracies, and betrayals.

In Bill, the cast do what they always do so brilliantly, each playing multiple roles to perfection, though each also has a main character. There’s a great chemistry between Mathew Baynton’s Shakespeare and Jim Howick’s Christopher Marlowe, especially when it comes to discussions of…

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