2017 has quickly come upon us, and through the fog and frost we allow ourselves to see a glimpse of the Summer to come. Enter stage right, this year’s plays!
Following the success of our magical powerhouses last year, we present two very contrasting productions: Romeo & Juliet and The Taming of the Shrew. One a story of lovers pulled apart, the other a story of a bride and groom forced together. Both plays explore desire and duty, and our productions promise to present them in a way you’ve never seen before.
To direct Romeo & Juliet, we welcome Amanda Cutting from the Artists’ Collective Theatre in Calgary. This year is Amanda’s Pendley debut! Our Artistic Director, Sarah Branston, returns to the Director’s chair to direct The Taming of the Shrew after taking a year out to train the Festival mascot, Lucky the dachshund.
Pendley Plus will also be returning for its fourth year. Talks by visiting speakers will supplement the productions, whilst post-show Q&As will give our audiences the opportunity to discuss the plays, ask questions about our creative process, and discover what happens behind the scenes.
Join us this August for 10 glorious evenings of outdoor Shakespeare. Bring friends and family, bring a picnic and let us present you with two coming of age stories which will continue to fascinate and bewitch their audiences in 2017 and beyond.
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