Derry Girls Star Saoirse-Monica Jackson Performs Some of the Most Unique Scenes From Shakespeare in the Dark


Saoirse-Monica Jackson performs a unique and playfully dark twist on the familiar Shakespeare scenes in Shakespeare in the Dark.

Derry Girls actress Saoirse-Monica Jackson is set to perform Shakespeare in a brilliantly unique way – in the Dark.

Curated in partnership with the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, the weekly series will celebrate the return of live theatre, and Saoirse will bring an unexpected twist to some of the world’s most iconic plays.

Shakespeare in the Dark delivers a unique and playfully dark twist on the familiar as audiences head back to the theatre across the globe.

It’s been created to celebrate the creative and irreverent and bring a new take to Shakespeare’s work.

The 27-year-old became a hugely popular figure as Erin Quinn in the award-winning sitcom hit Channel 4. Now she is set to feature in the new weekly content series, hoping to reinvigorate the UK’s passion for theatre and culture.

For her role, the actress has been far removed from her familiar comedic persona as she performs multiple roles simultaneously, including Titania in A Midsummer Night’s Dream and not one but all three witches in Macbeth. She brings with her brand of wit and humor.

Hailing from Northern Ireland, the spiritual home of The Sexton, Saoirse worked closely with experts at the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust to bring The Bard’s works to life, helping her deliver a star performance that leaves no doubt as to why she is on course to set Hollywood alight.

Dr. Anjna Chouhan at the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust said: “Shakespeare is widely recognized as the world’s greatest playwright, so how better to demonstrate the power of performance than by getting up-close-and-personal with his excellent plays?

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“With his work still as relevant today as it was 400 years ago, this reimagining of some of his most iconic plays is sure to ignite the inner thespian in all of us. So be like Shakespeare, march to the beat of your drum and head on over to The Sexton’s Instagram channel and enjoy something truly unexpected.”

Shakespeare in the Dark will air every Thursday throughout October from 6 pm on The Sexton’s Instagram channel.

Each week will see Saoirse bring a unique and unexpected take on a new Shakespeare play, including Macbeth, Hamlet, The Taming of the Shrew, and A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

This Thursday, the series started Act 3, Scene 1 of Hamlet, and the infamous Get Thee to a Nunnery scene.

Saoirse delivers a stunning performance as far removed as possible from the classrooms and corridors of Derry Girls’ Our Lady Immaculate College.

You can watch the shows on The Sexton’s Instagram channel.

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