SHAKE The New Festival at The Cut, Halesworth

All things Shakespeare for all ages at The Cut, Halesworth, Suffolk.

Tickets: Kids £1, Teens £2, Adults £12

Under 20s Day Tickets: £6

Adult Day Tickets: £35


1. Dr Bonnie Lander-Johnson:  'Flowers, Folklore and Shakespeare’s Rural Upbringing’ (lecture with actors)

2. Film Screening: David Tennant plays Hamlet at the RSC.

3. Dame Harriet Walter: 'Shakespeare and Gender’ (talk + Q&A), her two books on Shakespeare will be available in the foyer. *

4. SHAKE ART exhibition: Stuart Pearson-Wright, Celia Lyttelton, Eamonn McCabe, Kitty Arden, Jenny Polak, Jenny Hall, Katrin MacGibbon.

5. Cordelia Monsey: Shakespeare's Sonnets (workshop)

6. Caroline Mummery and Roger Eno: (dance workshop) Ariel’s Song from The Tempest set to original music.

7. Rob Gildon and Jenny Hall: a late night medley of music and poetry

8. Professor Grace Ioppolo:  “Vagrant and licentious rabble”: The life of a travelling actor in Shakespeare’s England (lecture).

9. Lucy Bailey, Titus Andronicus: Shock and Gore (workshop).

10. Glynn Maxwell: Writing Plays in Verse (talk) *

11. Jenny Hall, three verse workshops: Introduction to Shakespeare (kids), Rhythm & Rhymes (teens), How to Speak Shake (adults)

12. Ian Kelly: "Shakespeare, Garrick and the Birth of an Icon” (lecture), his book and play Mr Foote’s Other Leg will be available in the foyer.

13. James Holloway: two workshops on Julius Caesar.

14. John Wyver of Illuminations Media: Filming Shakespeare On Stage for the RSC  (talk)

15. A rare film screening: Peter Hall’s RSC A Midsummer Night’s Dream, 1959, with Diana Rigg, Albert Finney, Vanessa Redgrave, Ian Holm and Charles Laughton.

16. The Cut Choir sings Shakespeare


* Subject to availability


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