Shakespeare is the greatest writer the world has ever known. He is the man who created the cleverest comedies and most towering tragedies in our literature, who conceived characters as consummate as King Lear, Macbeth and Othello and as savvy as Puck and Touchstone and whose numerous witty aphorisms have become part of everyday speech. But we know nothing about him. Or do we? In a magical tour-de-force, Simon Callow, one of Britain's greatest actors, tracks down the real William Shakespeare, bringing to life both the man and the unforgettable characters - lovers, kings, soldiers and clowns - who have since conquered the world's stages. Following the world-wide success of The Mystery of Charles Dickens (West End/Broadway) and hot on the heels of his sell-out hit Dr Marigold & Mr Chops, Callow joins forces with Jonathan Bate, pre-eminent Shakespeare biographer and editor of the Royal Shakespeare Company's Shakespeare: The Complete Works, to fill the stage with Shakespeare's real and imagined worlds. The Man From Stratford promises to be a theatrical event not to be missed.