Shakespeare festival starts tomorrow

By a County Press reporter

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

 

Shakespeare festival starts tomorrow

The Isle of Wight Shakespeare Company rehearses at East Dene. Picture courtesy of Hannah Brewer.

UPDATED 09:35*

THE first Isle of Wight Shakespeare Festival kicks off tomorrow (Wednesday).

The event has been organised by the Isle of Wight Shakespeare Company and will take place over two days at East Dene, Bonchurch.

The festival will include workshops, a 'Midsummer Market', a journey through the sonnets with 'Elizabethans in Love' and a production of 'Twelfth Night' by mainland theatre company 'Oddbox'.

Headlining both days of the event is the company’s own production of 'A Midsummer Night’s Dream', directed by Hannah Brewer.

To round off the festival, the IWSC is hosting the 'Grand Faerie Ball' in aid of Parkinson’s UK. The ball will include live music, food, a 'faerie photo booth' and entertainment from the company players themselves.

Organisers have also encouraged guests to get in on the act by wearing appropriate costumes.

Tickets for all events are on sale now at http://iowshakespeare.moonfruit.com

For more information visit http://islandshakespeare.wix.com/iowshakesfest

*Organisers have announced that due to adverse conditions, all performances will be held indoors.

Today (Wednesday), August 27.

10:00AM - SITE OPENS

10:45AM - LOCAL MUSICIANS

12:30PM - IWSC WORKSHOP - 'MIDSUMMER IN PRODUCTION'

2:00PM - IWSC – 'THE ELIZABETHANS IN LOVE'

3:00pm - CONDENSED HISTORIES

5:00PM - Oddbox Theatre – TWELFTH NIGHT

7:30PM - IWSC – A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM

Tomorrow (Tuesday), August 28.

10:00AM - SITE OPENS

11:00AM - CONDENSED HISTORIES

12:30PM - Oddbox Theatre – WORKSHOP - 'AN ACTOR PREPARES'

2:00PM - Oddbox Theatre - TWELFTH NIGHT

3:30 ON THE FLY - IMPROVISED COMEDY

6:30PM - IWSC - A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM

8:30PM-12.00AM - THE GRAND FAERIE BALL

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