Shoreditch became the ample home of theatre and tomfoolery as the Lord Mayor prohibited such plays to be performed within the City walls. William Shakespeare came to Shoreditch as an actor and it is thought he lived down Holywell Street in Bishopsgate.
His plays ‘Henry V’ and ‘Romeo and Juliet’ are believed to have premiered at The Curtain Theatre in the late 1590s. Richard Burbage, a member of Shakespeare’s company of actors, the Lord Chamberlain’s Men, is considered to be the first great actor of English theatre.
What intrigued Merchant most about their proposal was that this tall, pale, nerdy and socially-awkward loser would be based in LA, a land he sees occupied with perfect people and somewhere he’d stick out even more.
“(Stuart) grew up with the fantasy that LA is sort of full of glamorous people, beautiful parties and VIPs.
He originally performed it as a stand-up comedy act; one of the showcases in Los Angeles was attended by some folks from HBO, who then suggested turning it into a 30-minute sitcom.
Starring Channing Tatum and his now wife and baby-momma Jenna Dewan Tatum. Get cosy on the couch with the touching romantic comedy Seeking a Friend for the End of the World In this offbeat comedy, Steve Carrell plays a man who decides to reunite with his high school sweetheart before an asteroid hits Earth.
He’s accompanied on his road trip by his oddball neighbour Penelope (Keira Knightley), who’s on a mission of her own. Let your partner know that you love them even when times are tough with I Give It a Year This British romcom goes where no others dare – to the time after the wedding, when the couple realise that maybe they’re not meant to be.
Merchant is set to both direct and star in Hello Ladies, and is writing it as well.
Hello Ladies is about an unusually tall British man (Merchant, who comes it at 6’7”) who is bound and determined to make his way into the world of Los Angeles’ most beautiful people.