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Weald & Downland Museum to play Shakespeare's home town in new film

PUBLISHED: 11:16 15 September 2015 | UPDATED: 11:25 15 September 2015

Vertigo Releasing has announced that its new movie, Bill, will be released in UK cinemas on Friday 18 September 2015.

Bill is the hilarious tale of William Shakespeare as you’ve never seen him before and the Weald & Downland Open Air Museum plays the role of Bill’s home town. The movie tells the story of what really happened during Shakespeare’s ‘Lost Years’ – how hopeless lute player, Bill Shakespeare, leaves his family and home to follow his dream. It’s a tale of murderous kings, spies, lost loves, and a plot to blow up Queen Elizabeth!

The cast

Bill stars the BAFTA Award-winning lead cast of BBC TV’s Horrible Histories and Sky One’s Yonderland: Mathew Baynton, Simon Farnaby, Martha Howe-Douglas, Jim Howick, Laurence Rickard and Ben Willbond who together play 40 roles in the film. The cast is joined by award-winning actress Helen McCrory (Skyfall, Harry Potter) and Damian Lewis (Homeland and Band of Brothers).

Follow the movie on Twitter @BillTheFilm and on Facebook.

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