Lenny Henry - Finding Shakespeare

29th March 2012|Lenny Henry

Lenny Henry explores his changing relationship with the works of Shakespeare. Growing up in the West Midlands, the comedian found the plays boring, irrelevant and inaccessible, but after appearing on a Radio 4 programme about the Bard he was offered the chance to take the title role in a production of Othello in 2009, and has since appeared in The Comedy of Errors at the National Theatre. Lenny joins forces with a rapper, an Oxford don, the mentor who prepared him to play Othello and actors Dominic West and Adrian Lester to try to show a class of London schoolchildren how Shakespeare can be relevant to them.10:15pm, Sunday 1st April - ITV1