10th Dec, 2016

Norwegians in search of Shakespeare on Avon

Stratford Editorial 8th Feb, 2016 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

ROWERS from Stratford found themselves looking down a camera lens when a Norwegian tv crew arrived in town.

A production team from the broadcaster NRK invited Stratford Boat Club to become film extras for a documentary on the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death.

Christian Greger Strøm, a well-known face on TV in his homeland, took to the water with Stratford Boat Club to explain to viewers the significance of Holy Trinity Church where the bard is buried.

The episode will be a part of a programme broadcast across Scandinavia in April.

Kjersti Rogneflaten Woolley, the club’s regatta secretary, said: “It was most interesting to be on the other side of the television camera for a change and to see their genuine interest in all things Shakespeare, Stratford and the Boat Club.

“Who knows, perhaps we’ll get regatta entries from Norway on Saturday June 18.”