The Shakespeare Project is a collective of professional actors and creatives who are bringing quality Shakespeare productions to the South East. It was founded in 2019 by Artistic Director Peter Basham & Executive Producer Laurence Taylor. Using an ensemble of experienced classical actors, our aim is to bring Shakespeare’s plays to life, with superb storytelling being at the very heart of what we do.
"The play's the thing..."
We are very excited to announce that our inaugural production will be Macbeth and we will be opening, somewhat appropriately, on the 5th of November 2019, running until the 24th November. This production will be performed in the intimate Victorian theatre inside Salomons Estate.
Macbeth is arguably one of Shakespeare’s greatest plays with themes of the supernatural, fate, and the corrosive nature of ambition. Based on true events (yes, really!), we follow the descent of Macbeth from war hero to murderous tyrant.
The project’s cast and creatives have worked at such prestigious institutions as The Royal Shakespeare Company, London’s Globe and The National Theatre. We are delighted that Joseph Pitcher (RSC Associate Director) is on board as Director and Olivier Award-winning Mike Robertson as Lighting Designer.
We're so excited!
We are hoping to make Tuesday 22nd November 7.30pm a Signed Performance
Please email us if you are interested in booking tickets
We are committed to being open and accessible to everyone. We realise some people may find that there are barriers to accessing our performances. If you experience or expect any barrier, or need more information, please phone our Accessibility team on 07388 680267 or email email@example.com.
Vision for the future
"We are such stuff
As dreams are made on..."
The Shakespeare Project is exactly that, it’s a project. This means that since its inception it has been continually evolving and expanding. We have a very exciting vision for the future and hope to build a long term legacy of quality theatre for the local area and beyond.
Inspiring the next generation
"There is a tide in the affairs of men.
Which, taken at the flood, leads on to fortune."
All of us at The Shakespeare Project are passionate about the works of Shakespeare and their relevance today. We believe that it is culturally important that Shakespeare remains on the syllabus in schools and are pleased to partner with education providers Access Shakespeare who will be providing in-school workshops to accompany our productions.
"If this were play'd upon a stage now, I could condemn it as an improbable fiction"
We are in the process of building the team so if you would like to help us realise our vision we would love to hear from you. We are particularly looking for volunteers to help with front of house and marketing. Say hi on FaceBook!
'"I will not lend thee a penny.'
'Why then the world's mine oyster,
Which I with sword will open.'"
The Shakespeare Project does not have an ongoing subsidy from the Arts Council and, as such, is reliant on Box Office sales. One of the best ways that you can support our work is to buy your tickets early.