In 1949, Dorian Williams founded the Pendley Shakespeare Festival amid the Victorian finery of his magnificent ancestral home. Sixty-six years later, it remains our privilege to bring Shakespeare to new audiences in the beautiful grounds of the Pendley Manor Hotel. So, escape the troubles of the day and embrace the Great British elements with an evening of open-air Shakespeare?
Mischief and magic are in the air at Pendley as we welcome two new Directors to the Festival.
Peter Fanning will direct A Midsummer Night’s Dream, ably assisted by Peter Broad, who most recently brought us Love’s Labours Lost in 2013.
Our second new recruit, Ben Price, will direct Shakespeare’s ‘farewell to the stage’, The Tempest.
Performances of A Midsummer Night’s Dream will run from Wednesday 3rd August – Sunday 7th August.
Performances of The Tempest will run from Wednesday 10th August – Sunday 14th August.
Shows start at 8pm, with a 3pm matinee on Sunday.
Keep an eye out in the new year for details of our April auditions.
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