Directed by Jake Smith
The centrepiece of our Festival will be an exciting full-scale production of Shakespeare’s final and most magical play, directed by rising star Jake Smith. Brimming with scenes to stimulate the imagination - a spectacular storm, mysterious manipulation, a masque of goddesses and a half-domesticated monster! All of this presented by a talented cast of professional and local actors.
Directed by Michael Dyer (Festival Players)
The Festival Players Theatre Company is a professional theatre company delivering the best in open-air Shakespeare, committed to presenting the very best in touring theatre. In celebration of the 400th Anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare, The Festival Players Theatre Company is proud to present the Bard’s most famous play, Hamlet. Presented in full costume, an all-male company will bring you the excitement of this great thriller: intrigue, ghostly visitations, passion, a play-within-a play, a gripping duel, and humour, in a crystal-clear and fast-paced 2-hour production. For more information visit http://www.thefestivalplayers.
Directed by Mark Carey
Mark Carey will perform his one-man show, a heart-warming drama of love, war and one man's battle with Shakespeare. This charming play is set in Devon in WWII and chronicles the inspiring effect of Shakespeare on a small village community.
It will be followed by an open-air screening of Sir Kenneth Branagh's classic 1989 film Henry V.
Directed by Oliver Gray (Illyria)
In Illyria’s 25th anniversary season this inimitable company reprises the show they performed in their very first year. Five couples – three human, one fairy, and one mythical – find their relationships sorely tested when a troupe of amateur theatricals bumble into the forest to rehearse a play. Add to this a heady brew of confusion, magic and mischief, and you have the most perfectly frothy comedy for a moonlit summer evening.
Running time (approx): 2hr 20mins (including 20 minute interval)
Suitable for: all ages 5+.