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  • 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.

    We are based at the beautiful Salomons Estate in Royal Tunbridge Wells, making fantastic use of their Victorian Theatre space.

    Our first production, running in November 2019, will be the tragedy of Macbeth.

    "What's done cannot be undone..."

  • Cast Announcement

    We're so excited!

  • Peter Basham

    Macbeth

     

    Peter has performed with the RSC, Bristol Old Vic, Shakespeare at the Tobacco Factory, Nottingham Playhouse and Duke of York's London among others. He has appeared in high profile screen roles such as The Promise, Sherlock, Agatha Raisin, Berlin Station, Eastenders, Skyfall and Inception.

    Aamira Challenger

    Angus/Ensemble

     

    Aamira studied at the Royal Central School of Speech & Drama and previously in New York. Credits include Ostalgie (National Theatre Studio workshop), The Frightened Girl (Bill Kenwright Ltd), Juliet in Romeo & Juliet (Wales Millenium Centre) and voiceover for the Monteverdi Choir.

    Tom Chapman

    Ross/Ensemble

     

    Theatre includes: Twelfth Night (Chichester Festival Theatre), Midsummer Night's Dream (Orange Tree Theatre), Oedipus in Oedipus (Matchstick Theatre), Hamlet in Hamlet (Flute Theatre), Orsino/Antonio in Twelfth Night (Flute Theatre), Pip in Great Expectations (Attic Theatre Co.), and The Tempest (Shakespeare's Globe).

    Vangelis Christodoulou

    Banquo

     

    Theatre includes: Christian Lauterbach in Terror, Bassanio in The Merchant of Venice, Brutus in Julius Caesar. TV & film includes: Casualty, Da Vinci's Demons, The Ellington Kid and Papadopoulos & Sons. Voiceover includes: The Durrells (ITV), various movies and video games such as Assassin's Creed, Origins and Odyssey!

    Louise Jameson

    Queen Duncan

     

    Award-winning actress, director and writer Louise Jameson is well-known for her roles in Doctor Who, Tenko, Bergerac, Eastenders, Toast and Doc Martin among others. With a stage career that spans seasons with the RSC and the National, recently she received nominations for best actress for her performance of West End show Vincent River.

    Ffion Jolly

    Lady Macbeth

     

    Ffion's Shakespeare credits include King Lear, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Richard II, Comedy of Errors, The Tempest, and Othello among many other stage appearances. On screen she has appeared in Doc Martin, Unspeakable, McMafia, Stan Lee's Lucky Man and Mission Impossible: Fallout.

    Aaron Sidwell

    Macduff

     

    Aaron is well known for his role as Steven Beale in Eastenders. His theatre credits include Wicked, Green Day's American Idiot, Grey Gardens, Loserville The Musical and Cool Rider Live. He most recently took the title role of Henry V for The Barn Theatre, Cirencester.

    Adam Sopp

    Malcolm

     

    Theatre includes: Henry V (Barn Theatre, Cirencester); The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips (Kneehigh/Shakespeare’s Globe); Sunny Afternoon (Hampstead Theatre/West End); All Quiet on the Western Front (Nottingham Playhouse/UK Tour); Les Miserables (West End) and Oliver! (West End). TV includes The Capture, Call The Midwife & Casualty. Adam is also an accomplished musician playing for various bands including Attawalpa!

    Sarah Waddell

    Lennox

     

    Stage credits include Queen of France, Henry V (Barn Theatre); Wizard of Oz (Brewhouse Theatre); Hand to God (English Theatre Frankfurt); Into The Woods (All Star Productions); Cause Célèbre (The Old Vic Theatre); The Full Monty (Charing Cross Theatre); Girls Night (UK Tour); A Class Act (Landor Theatre). Screen credits include Doctors; Being; Prevenge; Esther’s Funeral; Deadpan Valentine.

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    14th November 7.45pm

    ONLY A FEW SEATS LEFT!

    14th November 2.30pm

  • Schools

    Please contact us to discuss how you can book tickets for your school group at a preferential rate (including complimentary teacher tickets).

  • 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 macbeth@theshakespeareproject.co.uk.

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    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.

    Join us

    "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!

    Supporting us

    '"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.

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