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The Canterbury Shakespeare Festival - Timon of Athens

'The gods are witness,
Ne'er did playfellows wear a truer grief
For his undone ally than mine for you'

- Act II, Scene IV

Timon of Athens - A Modern Account, follows Tai, a high achieving, popular student and his friends as they battle with financial misjudgements, depression and degradation of friendships. This dark, comedic play, using original text, portrays the trials and losses students across the country experience on a daily basis.

Location: The Duck Pond, Canterbury Christchurch University, North Holmes Road Campus


Sunday 21st July 2pm matinee
Sunday 28th July 2pm matinee
Sunday 4th August 2pm matinee
Sunday 11th August 2pm matinee

Tickets are free, but please book ahead. 
Your best bet is to either go to Lady Wooten's green and through the entrance by the gate there, or to go up North Holmes Road and enter via gate 4. We will be outside and chairs will be provided although you may of course bring your own. 

The Canterbury Shakespeare Festival - Lear (St Stephen's)

'The weight of this sad time we must obey:
Speak what we feel not what we aught to say'
- Act V, Scene III
 

Lear, a single mother of three, slips into madness after ill treatment from her daughters. Set over one night, the play explores family, love, mental health, and the experience of the human condition.

Location: St Stephen's Church Hall

Tuesday 23rd July 7.30pm
Wednesday 24th July 7.30pm
Tuesday 30th July 7.30pm
Wednesday 31st July 7.30pm

Tickets
£7.50 Full price
£6 Concessions (Students and Children under 18, Senior Citizens, unwaged)
£6 Disability (includes free Carer)
£5 Group tickets (4 or more people)
 

Collar & Cuffs - Be Not Afeard

'Be not afeard. The isle is full of noises, sounds, and sweet airs that give delight and hurt not.'
- Act III, Scene II

The isle is full of twangling sounds, paint and play; it feels scary at first, but you can learn to be confidently curious. Join a musical sensory telling of ‘The Tempest’ suitable for 0-7s, and fully inclusive for those with special needs, with multi award-winning Collar & Cuffs Co.

Location: Greyfriar Gardens

Wednesday 24th July 11am
Wednesday 24th July 2pm
Thursday 25th July 11am
Thursday 25th July 2pm
Friday 26th July 11am
Friday 26th July 2pm

Tickets

FREE, but with a £3 booking fee

The Canterbury Shakespeare Festival - Hamlet

'There are more things in Heaven and earth, Horatio,
Than are dreamt of in your philosophy'

- Act I, Scene V


Hamlet, Prince of Denmark seeks revenge on his father’s murderer, and their co-conspirators. Funny, fast and exciting, this production of Hamlet comes with a twist - Hamlet knows that he is
a character in a play, and therefore that his actions can have no consequences. At the end of the night, he knows everyone’s going to get up, bow, and do it all over again.

Location: Greyfriar Gardens

Thursday 25th July 7.30pm
Friday 26th July 7.30pm
Saturday 27th July 2pm matinee
Saturday 27th July 7.30pm

Tickets

£12 Full price
£8 Concessions (Students and Children under 18, Senior Citizens, unwaged)
£8 Disability (includes free Carer)
£7.50 Group tickets (4 or more people)

Directions and further information about all performances can be found at our website: www.canterburyshakespeare.co.uk

The Canterbury Shakespeare Festival - The Merry Wives of Windsor

'Wives be merry, and yet honest too'

- Act IV, Scene II

After Falstaff unsuccessfully tries to woo both Mistress Ford and Mistress Page at the same time, these women use their guile and cunning to take their revenge. Filled with a host of fantastic characters, and a whole lot of laughter, this show promises to be an enjoyable time for the whole family.

Location: Tyler Hill House, 13 Calais Hill, Tyler Hill, Canterbury CT2 9LT

Thursday 1st August 7.30pm
Friday 2nd August 7.30pm
Saturday 3rd August 2pm matinee
Saturday 3rd August 7.30pm

Tickets

£12 Full price
£8 Concessions (Students and Children under 18, Senior Citizens, unwaged)
£8 Disability (includes free Carer)
£7.50 Group tickets (4 or more people)

Directions and further information about all performances can be found at our website: www.canterburyshakespeare.co.uk

The Canterbury Shakespeare Festival - Lear (Beaney)

'The weight of this sad time we must obey:
Speak what we feel not what we aught to say'
- Act V, Scene III
 

Lear, a single mother of three, slips into madness after ill treatment from her daughters. Set over one night, the play explores family, love, mental health, and the experience of the human condition.

Location: The Beaney House of Art & Knowledge


Tuesday 6th August 7.30pm
Wednesday 7th August 7.30pm

Tickets
£7.50 Full price
£6 Concessions (Students and Children under 18, Senior Citizens, unwaged)
£6 Disability (includes free Carer)
£5 Group tickets (4 or more people)
 

The Canterbury Shakespeare Festival - Mary Stuart



'How on earth could I, a woman, untrained in oratory, ever hope to compete with such eloquence?'

- Act One 

Mary Stuart by Friedrich Schiller, in a new version by Peter Oswald

Queen Elizabeth I of England (a Protestant), fearing a Catholic rebellion, has her own cousin Mary Queen of Scots (a Catholic), imprisoned for 19 years. Elizabeth faces an impossible dilemma; to execute a family member, or to keep Mary alive - and with her the hopes of Catholic rebels across England. The play deals with the events leading to Mary’s execution in 1587.

This amateur production of “Mary Stuart (Oswald)” is presented by special arrangement with

SAMUEL FRENCH LTD a Concord Theatricals Company.


Location: Eliot College Courtyard, The University of Kent

Friday 9th August 7.30pm
Saturday 10th August 2pm matinee
Saturday 10th August 7.30pm


Tickets
£12 Full price
£8 Concessions (Students and Children under 18, Senior Citizens, unwaged)
£8 Disability (includes free Carer)
£7.50 Group tickets (4 or more people)

Directions and further information about all performances can be found at our website: www.canterburyshakespeare.co.uk