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?
For our 2017 Festival, we present two classics, Romeo & Juliet and The Taming of the Shrew. In true Pendley style, these are going to be performed on our glorious outdoor stage, keeping true to the original, but expect a few surprises along the way!
Directing Romeo & Juliet, we welcome Amanda Cutting from the Artists’ Collective Theatre in Calgary. This is Amanda’s Pendley debut, and we are excited to see what she will bring to our stage. Directing The Taming of the Shrew is our Artistic Director, Sarah Branston, back in the Director’s chair after taking a year out to train the Festival mascot, Lucky the dachshund.
Performances of Romeo & Juliet will run from Wednesday 2nd August to Sunday 6th August.
Performances of The Taming of the Shrew will run from Wednesday 9th August to Sunday 13th August.
Shows start at 8pm, with a 3pm matinee on Sundays.