I’ve talked about Bill quite a bit on Bleeding Cool. How it’s the tale of what happened in William Shakespeare‘s missing year, told in a very silly and entertaining way by the cast/writers of kids shows Horrible Histories and Yonderland. And how everyone makes the justified comparison to Monty Python. And how I think it’s bloody brilliant.
It’s getting a one night screening in the USA on Monday 11th April, to commemorate the 400th Anniversary of Shakespeare’s death, courtesy of Fathom Events.
And I can get you in, for free. Two sets of two tickets.
Just retweet the tweet associated with this article on @bleedingcool, follow @bleedingcool and in 24 hours I will pick the lucky winners and DM you back.
Americans! Win A Ticket To The One Night Screening Of ‘Bill’, The Best British Film For Ages – For The Ages https://t.co/MAuVqSl10I
— Bleeding Cool (@bleedingcool) March 23, 2016
Bill, having been fired as lead lute player from his band, Mortal Coil, sets out to find his fortune in London. When he meets debt-riddled London playwright, Christopher Marlowe, Bill believes his big break has come when the Earl of Croydon offers to put on his play for Queen Elizabeth. Meanwhile in Madrid, King Phillip II of Spain has hatched a plan to rid the world of his mortal enemy, Queen Elizabeth, and seize the English throne for himself. Sneaking into England with a motley crew of assassins, Phillip fools a desperate courtier, the Earl of Croydon, into helping with his devilish plot; but little does he know, King Phillip is using Shakespeare’s first work as the centerpiece in his plan to assassinate the Queen.
“Bill” is directed by Richard Bracewell (The Gigolos) and the producers are Charles Steel (one of the producers of Academy Award-winning The Last King of Scotland), Alasdair Flind and Tony Bracewell. It is a Cowboy Films/Punk Cinema production and has been developed and funded by BBC Films, with the BFI’s Lottery Fund, Screen Yorkshire through its Yorkshire Content Fund and LipSync. Independent Film Company handled international sales.
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