Shakespeare Enthusiast Travels 4,500 miles to complete walk for Hospice

Posted: 5 Sep 2023

The Shakespeare Hospice - Shakespeare Enthusiast Travels 4,500 miles to complete walk for Hospice

A primary school teacher from Homer, Alaska has travelled over 4,500 to walk the Shakespeare's Way.

Sarah Brewer is an avid Shakespeare fan. She serves on the Board of Directors for Pier One Theatre Inc - her local performing arts organisation.  Within that organisation, Sarah was a founding member of a creative branch that focuses on Shakespearean programs and productions, called the Mud Bay Bards.  She runs an after-school Shakespeare club, a summer camp focusing on the Bard, free monthly reads from the Canon, and participates in any Shakespeare productions she can. 

After taking in the iconic Shakespearean sights in Stratford-upon-Avon, Sarah will start her epic journey on 6th September. She will be tracing the path of Shakespeare's Way, with her final destination being the iconic Globe Theatre in London on September 15th.

Sarah has chosen to raise funds for The Shakespeare Hospice, as well as for the Mud Bay Bards.

Sarah said: "This is very much a bucket list check for me. I learnt about the Shakespeare's Way walk when I stumbled upon a guidebook in a used bookshop in Alaska about three years ago. When I ordered and started reading the guidebook, I was smitten, and with this year being the 400th anniversary of the first folio publication, it seemed a good enough time to try and go. It is an adventure of a lifetime for me to come to Shakespeare's birthplace from over 4,500 miles away and walk the ground he walked on, see the places and rivers he saw over 400 years ago."