Matthew Cook - a writer in East London who never tires of the new and crazy events that spring up in London.
A story of intrigue, deception, murder, influence and honour in the face of death; well that's enough about my English literature exams. To me Shakespeare used to equate to long drawn out explanations of poems during school, whilst I tried to entertain myself by doing doodles of badgers playing checkers with Abraham Lincoln.
Yet the association has lessened of late, since realising that it doesn't mean I'll fail if I don't pay attention. Worryingly my badger drawings have lost their sharpness, but I am starting to see what all this Shakespeare chit chat is all about.
I don't mean to be glib when I surmise the entire popularity of Shakespeare's life and works to 'chit chat', but given the choice when younger to watch Danger Mouse or read Julius Caesar; I couldn't grab the remote fast enough.
Yet to read is one thing, to watch it as the creator intended is at the heart of Shakespeare. Julius Ceasar with an all new black cast setting the age old production in modern Africa instead of Rome gives a modern and unique twist to the production, I see myself slowly lowering my remote.
Hosted by the impressive Noel Coward Theatre, this venue will certainly be housing an interesting adaptation of Julius Ceasar. I'm prepared to forgive William for my bad GCSE marks, in favour of some great entertainment.