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Bill: see the Museum in a new Shakespeare comedy by the Horrible Histories team

By 9 January 2015January 11th, 2021No Comments

The Museum is proud to feature in the forthcoming film Bill – a William Shakespeare comedy by the BBC’s award-winning Horrible Histories team and Koch Media.

This fun film covers Shakespeare’s ‘lost years’ as he leaves his family to pursue his dreams in London, with a cast including Mathew Baynton, Simon Farnaby, Martha Howe-Douglas, Jim Howick, Laurence Rickard and Ben Willbond.

The comedy opens in UK cinemas on 18 September 2015 and you can watch the Bill trailer on YouTube, where the Museum’s Market Square features in the opening sequence.

Market Square at the Weald & Downland Open Air Museum

The Market Square at the Weald & Downland Open Air Museum

Filming at the Museum

Set in 40 acres of beautiful Sussex downland and with 50 original rescued historic buildings dating from the 13th to the 19th century, the Museum is a wonderful location for documentary, drama and venue filming.

Visit our Filming page for further information and a list of past productions filmed at the Museum.