A Bit of Fry and Laurie | S1E5

Romeo and Juliet

Comedy sketch series written and performed by Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie. This episode includes a sketch, ‘Ignore’, in which Hugh Laurie is an earnest ‘modern’ lecturer standing in front of a inert audience which ignores him throughout. He is attempting to teach Romeo and Juliet and reads the parts of both Romeo and Juliet from Act III v ‘Wilt thou be gone’ and then challenges the audience to assess its relevance to modern-day Britain. Stephen Fry is Mr Lewis, his role not explained, who sits silent by the side of the blackboard; Laurie having told the audience to ignore him.


Licence: ERA Licence required

  • Type: Entertainment, Plays
  • Channel: BBC Two
  • Duration: 29'22''
  • Broadcast date: 1989

UK only
Staff and students of licensed education establishments only
Cannot be adapted

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