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What, Lamb! What, Ladybird!
Studios 353
New York, NY
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Thanks to all who attended our production of What, Lamb! What, Ladybird! Please visit us at for news and updates about our next show: The Life and Death of Jack Straw


What, Lamb! What, Ladybird!
In this unique examination of four centuries of performance and scholarship, Smith explores our conflicting relationship with a character who is at once an impulsive girl and a courageous woman creating her own future. In this hour long play featuring a chorus of five women, Smith explores whether we should consider Juliet a warning or a role model for 21st century women, and just how relevant Juliets poetical passion is for the Tinder generation

Directed by Alex Dabertin, this production is performed in Bad Quarto Productions signature style of combining modern text work with Shakespeares staging conditions. This includes minimal rehearsal time, modern dress costumes and anachronistic props and set pieces, universal lighting, audience contact, live acoustic music and sound effects, minimal sets, and detailed text work. Our performances combine a heightened focus on the  language of the playwright with the liveliness of improv to present shows with all of the energy and passion of Shakespeares original playing companies, but without the laborious refinement of most modern classics companies.

What, Lamb! What, Ladybird! will play at Studios 353 (353 W. 48th St., New York) from July 9th - 17th on the following days and times:

Saturday, July 9th: 8 PM
Sunday, July 10th: 8 PM
Friday, July 15th:  8 PM
Saturday, July 16th: 8 PM
Sunday, July 17h: 2 PM

The house opens 20 minutes before curtain times, and What, Lamb! What, Ladybird! has an approximately 60 minute running time. Come early and enjoy live music performed by the cast.

For tickets and more information, please visit us online at Questions may be directed to, or by calling Bad Quarto's box office at (646) 598-2128 between 10 AM and 6 PM.

About Bad Quarto Productions: Bad Quarto Productions was founded in 2010 to explore the rarely performed plays of Shakespeare's time, and the ways in which Shakespeare's staging techniques can inform modern theatrical productions. The company has produced the earliest printed version of Romeo and Juliet and The Taming of a Shrew (a shrew not the shrew); the first performance of The Merry Devil of Edmonton in the modern era; and The Ballad of Dido, an original musical developed using Shakespearean techniques. Bad Quarto's performance style has found favor with audiences wherever we've played, and we continue to look for new ways of bridging the gap between Shakespeare's theatre and our own.


Studios 353 (View)
353 West 48th Street
New York, NY 10036
United States


Arts > Literary
Arts > Performance
Arts > Theatre

Kid Friendly: Yes!
Dog Friendly: No
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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