Author Archives: Bristol Shakespeare Festival

Greetings from Impromptu Shakespeare!

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Impromptu Shakespeare is an improvised theatre company. We make up a new play in the style of Shakespeare for each performance, based on audience suggestions. We decided early on in our rehearsal process that we wanted the show to be funny, and often irreverent, but that we also wanted to get it right – at […]

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Brite Theater: It’s About You

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Having a show on the road (and not travelling with it) is like having a friend interrailing. You’re so happy to see the pictures and hear about the friends they're making yet can't help feeling you should be on that journey too. People think the difficult part about directing is opening night, the moment you […]

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Hello from Folksy Theatre!

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Hello all, I am Tom from Folksy Theatre and I will be directing As You Like It this year. We are really excited to be performing at Boiling Wells Amphitheatre again for our 5th year as part of the wonderful Bristol Shakespeare Festival. The space is fantastic and allows us to perform in a setting […]

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Fancy spending a couple of months in a cave?

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Yes. Yes, of course. Just one of a plethora of reasons why I love my job is because every now and then someone phones you up and asks if you want to do something bonkers like spending a couple of months in a cave. Due to its overwhelming popularity in 2015, Bristol based company Insane […]

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A Ghostly Gasp from South West Dance Theatre’s ‘Lady Macbeth’!

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 – respinning the Scottish play with adapted text, dance and British sign language In quite a departure from the original Shakespearean adaptation – traditionalists you’ve been warned! – we’re repositioning the heroine’s murderous adventures in Britain’s future. It’s a particularly bleak chapter of British politics - take all the worst aspects of today’s current affairs […]

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Hello from The Barded Ladies!

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Hello from The Barded Ladies! Hello, we are Kat and Charlotte of The Barded Ladies! Having last taken part in the Bristol Shakespeare Festival with A Midsummer Night’s Dream in 2014, we are super excited to be returning this year. Working again with Windmill Hill City Farm, who are as accommodating as ever, has once […]

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Hello from the Artistic Director!

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Hello, I’m Suze and I’m the Artistic Director of the Bristol Shakespeare Festival. I thought I’d catch you up with everything that’s been going on at Shakespeare HQ to get the show up and running for 2016! Firstly, I can’t believe quite how quickly this year has gone. My beloved Gantt chart is telling me […]

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Welcome!

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As part of the run-up to this year's Bristol Shakespeare Festival, we are setting up a blog! Over the coming weeks we will be posting rehearsal diaries from the various shows featuring in our programme, and testimonials from the many people that help to get the show on the road! We can't wait to share it […]

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