Must have seemed like a good idea at the time. They needed to sell tickets for an obscure play few people have heard of. Royal Wedding weekend was coming up. Eureka! Let’s celebrate the union of Wills ‘n’ Kate by offering cut price tickets to the play!

And the theatrical work in question, Cardenio, contains a wedding scene. How appropriate!

Oops! The wedding in Cardenio is forced: the unhappily matched bride goes into the play’s pivotal scene equipped with a knife planning to kill herself.  Her true love turns up and starts a fight with the cad her father is trying to marry her off to, at which point she faints before getting a chance to commit suicide.

All in all, a slightly incongruous piece of theatre to market in celebration of a royal wedding. Unless, that is, they know something we don’t…


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