Events & Podcasts

“An absolutely joyous, gasp-out-loud achievement.”
Stephen Fry

“A cathedral of consciousness - Shakespeare’s uncanny insight
into human nature finds us, unearthed here.”
Lion Heart

"Wonderful - I hope it finds its way into every household.”
James Shapiro

“The perfect way to start your day.”
Alita Guillen

"Shakespeare himself might have have felt at home with the Crystals’ approach.”
Review of Everyday Shakespeare by the Times Literary Supplement.


BBC Radio 3
The Verb
14 July 2023, 10 p.m. here.

Listen to the event here:

GB News
Sunday with Michael Portillo
16 July 2023, 11 a.m.

British Library in London
Everyday Shakespeare received its inaugural presentation at the British Library in London on the evening of 18 July 2023, and a recording of that event, by Ben, David, and Hilary Crystal, can be accessed

BBC Radio 4
Word of Mouth
22 August 2023, 4 p.m., 28 August 11 p.m. here.

BBC Radio London
25 August 2023, 10.30 p.m.

literary festival
30 September 2023, 2.30

literary festival
Saturday 7 October 2023, 2.30 p.m.
Read a review of the Ilkley Literary Festival here

literary festival
29 October 2023,4 p.m. here.

literary festival
21 November 2023, Ben at 10.30 a.m., 1 p.m. here.
21 November 2023, Ben and David at 6 p.m. here.

Rose Playhouse
23 November 2023
Online event - 6.30pm - book your ticket here.

Macmillan English Winter Fair
12 December 2023
Details and registration here.

Hexham Book Festival
April 28 2024, 6 p.m.
Book your ticket here.

Huddersfield Literature Festival
April 29 2024
3 p.m. - Hybrid event
Book your ticket here.

Words by the Water, Keswick
June 7 2024


Alita Guillen's 10 Seconds to Air
18 September 2023

Kevin Stroud’s History of English
9 October 2023

Austin Tichnor's Reduced Shakespeare Company Podcast
14 November 2023