The Bristol Shakespeare Festival 2018 will see some of the Bard’s most famous works, and some unique interpretations, played out across the city in June and July. This year’s festival will involve the biggest programme to date.
This annual celebration of the world’s most famous playwright will once again involve plenty of unusual venues and the programme contains something for all ages and all tastes.
The Natural Theatre Company have ‘unearthed’ a previously unseen work, written by a young Shakespeare, and will be performing it at the ss Great Britain. Shakespeare Undone will take audiences on a theatrical journey around the decks and hidden spots of the boat where the best bits of Shakespeare will come to life around them.
Heavyweights of UK theatre the Lord Chamberlain’s Men will be performing The Tempest in the always-popular outdoor shows in Brandon Hill Park, while The Bard Buskers will be taking Shakespeare’s work on the road, reciting sections of plays in spots around the city.
Folksy Theatre, known for their live music, audience interaction and general silliness, will be putting on Love’s Labours Lost at Boiling Wells Ampitheatre, while across in St George Park, Sun & Moon Theatre Company will perform their version of As You Like It.
These are just a few snippets, there’s a huge programme to enjoy. For full details see the official Bristol Shakespeare Festival website.
at University of Bristol Botanic Gardens