Knight of the Bat by Dan Bray
By night, Londontown's favourite playwright/playboy Will Shakespeare dons the mantle of the cloaked crusader: the Knight of the Bat. When faced with an apocalyptic ultimatum, Sir Bat and his squire Robin Goodfellow must square off against the Jester and his fellow rogues in a desperate, hilarious race against time that threatens to destroy the entire world. Completely original! Uninspired by other comic-based properties.
Keywords: superhero, comedy, shakespeare, action, elizabethan, parody, heroes, avengers, batman
Produced by The Villain's Theatre, Halifax NS, September 2022
Run time: 70 minutes
Suitable for students 16+
Content note: Contains discussion of murdered son, violence, swearing, toilet humour, frightening images
Cast size: 10 actors
Casting note: Much doubling at the director's discretion. Can be performed with a larger/smaller group as desired. Casting must reflect the richness and diversity of the community in which the play is performed.