250 years ago, in 1768, the Stratford England town elders called on David Garrick, the greatest actor of his day, to organize a “jubilee” celebrating its most famous citizen, William Shakespeare. For one night only, some of London and Hollywood’s greatest names revive the festivities with excerpts from some of Shakespeare’s greatest hits.
BritWeek is a non–profit organization, started in Los Angeles in 2007 by Nigel Lythgoe and the then Consul General Bob Peirce, to highlight the creative relationship between the United Kingdom and California. BritWeek’s mission is to create greater awareness of the many ways in which Britain and the US work closely together and further build this relationship to advance business, the arts, and philanthropy in both of these thriving regions of the world. Every Spring, BritWeek hosts a program of events in Greater Los Angeles that promotes British creativity, innovation and excellence across multiple categories including, film & television, music, art, fashion, design, retail, sport, philanthropy, business, and more.
Read the program notes here.