An evening of Shakespeare on film

23 Jun 2022 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability, West Hill, Putney, London SW15 3SW

About this event

From 1899 onwards and across every part of the world, Shakespeare has been a major feature of the film industry. In Hollywood and London, in Tokyo and Madagascar, his plays have been turned over and over again to be made into something fresh, timely and relevant, by the world’s greatest film directors, actors and scriptwriters, whether using his own lines or translated, with fidelity or in distant adaptations. Join us for an illustrated talk from Professor Peter Holland with extracts from films both archival and modern, on Shakespeare’s role in the history of motion pictures.


Professor Peter Holland – Shakespeare on Film

Peter is McMeel Family Professor in Shakespeare Studies at the University of Notre Dame USA. From 1997 to 2002 Peter was Director of the Shakespeare Institute in Stratford-upon-Avon, and remains one of the Institute’s Honorary Fellows. Previously a Governor of the Royal Shakespeare Company and a Trustee of the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, Peter was elected President of Shakespeare Association for 2007 to 2008 upon his move to the US. He currently serves as Chair of the International Shakespeare Association. Peter has edited many of Shakespeare’s plays and written extensively on Shakespeare performance on stage and screen. He was for 19 years editor of Shakespeare Survey, the UK’s leading Shakespeare journal.


Noah Rees – My Rehabilitation Journey at the RHN 

Noah was out celebrating a friend’s birthday when he leaned against the promenade railing on Brighton seafront. The 18 year old lost his balance, fell backwards and hit the ground ten metres below. Noah arrived at the RHN mid-2019 to begin his rehabilitation programme. He will talk about how the RHN’s therapy and services has helped him regain his speech and movement.


The event will take place at the hospital in their grand Victorian Hall that has been at the heart of the hospital and its community for over 150 years. Known as the Assembly Room, the foundation stone still in place today, was laid in 1879 by HRH the Prince of Wales.


Help us make a difference

This event is being held to raise money for the Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability’s Compass Assistive and Rehabilitation Technology Service. This service provides assistive technologies which enables disabled people to carry out everyday tasks they would otherwise be unable to do. Tasks such as communicating, using a computer, getting around in a powered wheelchair, controlling the television, lights or other household equipment.


Tickets are priced at £40, including welcome drinks and canapés. Click here to buy your tickets.  

If you are unable to attend but would like to make a donation, please go onto the booking page and click ‘Tickets’ for the donation option.


Thank you to Totality Services, an award-winning IT Support company in London, for kindly supporting this fundraising event. Please click here to find out more about them.

The wine for this event has been kindly provided by Cillar de Silos. These wines can be bought in Bancroft.