A large-spirited salute to the Bard, Sweet William is part biography, part analysis and part performance. Reflecting on his long international experience as director and leading actor, and having spent some 20,000+ hours onstage performing Shakespeare, Pennington sets out to celebrate the life and work of the theater icon. Great speeches from Hamlet, Antony and Cleopatra and Richard III intertwine with pieces from Timon of Athens, The Winter's Tale and the rarely performed speech by Richard of Gloucester in Henry VI Part III. Weaving together the world of Shakespeare, while giving a rare and personal insight into his own life, he takes audiences on a memorable journey, one that both the U.K. Guardian and The Times lauded with four stars.