Billy Shakespeare – Movie Premier – 12th May 2012

As part of The Shakespeare Code Exhibition, Misty Moon Exhibitions and Events is proud to announce the first ever screening of Voorhees Films’s Billy Shakespeare.

Deborah Voorhees Star of Friday the 13th Part 5 – A New Beginning will be bringing some of the cast of Billy Shakespeare to The Misty Moon Gallery throughout May.

Deborah calls her film a modern Shakespearean comedy. The writer not only liberally uses the Bard’s improbable comic devices such as the love triangle, mistaken identity, and disguised heroine but Deborah also melds today’s conversational speak with Shakespeare’s elevated and often body venacular. This comedy of errors seeks to answer: What if Shakespeare never lived in the 1500s but lived in L.A. today peddling his screenplays? Renaissance and modern sensibilities clash when an all-male stage version of Macbeth and the misogynistic low-budget film The Taming of the Shrew open simultaneously. The combustion makes “The Bard” the most controversial screenwriter in Hollywood.

After the screening there will be a Q&A with Deborah.

Viewing Information


Saturday the 12th May

Screening 8pm (Doors Open 7.45pm)

Tickets available now from The Misty Moon Online Store.

Viewing Information -13th to 27th May

The Misty Moon Gallery
Ladywell Tavern
SE13 7HS

For further information on this unique event please email


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