The "world's first cycling theatre company," The HandleBards returned to Edinburgh in 2016 with two troupes, The Boys and The Girls. Each troupe was composed of four actors who carried set, props and costumes around the UK (and beyond) on bicycles to perform all-male Much Ado About Nothing and Richard III and all-female Romeo and Juliet and The Taming of the Shrew in unique venues from gardens to castles.Read More
This production forms the practice of Amy Bonsall's Practice as Research PhD at Leeds University. The performance was given in Chichewa and set in contemporary Lilongwe. The company worked together to explore and incorporate various aspects of Malawian life and culture in order to make the production accessible and relevant to Malawian audiences.Read More
The Shakespeare Schools Festival South Africa is inspired by its UK predecessor. It brings together school children from around the country and offers them the opportunity to put on a production of one of the plays on the professional stage. The festival is an annual event that has been running since 2009.
Since the pilot in 2009, EduCape’ Shakespeare Schools Festival SA (SSF SA) has grown from 20 learners during the pilot performance to approximately 1500 youth across the country in the Western Provnce, Gauteng, Kwa-Zulu Natal and Eastern Cape.
This is a dance-theatre piece that subsumes the narrative of Romeo and Juliet into the urban street culture of Johannesburg. The production premiered in 2015 and enjoyed an international tour in Germany. Its ongoing success this year means it will likely tour again in the coming months.Read More
The Maynardville Shakespeare is an annual event that celebrates its sixtieth anniversary this year. This year's Othello is in fact a revival of the 2015 Maynardville production, which proved immensely popular.Read More