PSF QUIZ NIGHT
'To quiz or not to quiz...'
Join us for a fun-filled night of facts at the first ever PSF Quiz Night - and support this year's festival at the same time. This event takes place at Sheet Village Hall. Bring a team (max eight per table) or come by yourselves and we will seat you. There will be a licensed bar and you are welcome to bring your own snacks. No specialist knowledge required!
Saturday 18th May at 7.30pm in Sheet Village Hall
'For in that sleep of death what dreams may come....'
The festival’s commitment to new work continues with a world premiere of Abyss, a one woman show written by the festival’s Writer in Residence Laura Turner. The play, inspired by the painting 'Ophelia Drowning' by John Everett Millais, tells the story of a young woman struggling with grief. It blends theatre, spoken word, live art and literature to explore how the motifs of women, drowning and madness have become inextricably linked in our culture and society.
The performance on Friday 12th July will be followed by a Q&A.
Friday 12th and Saturday 13th July at 8pm
THE COMEDY OF ERRORS
‘I to the world am like a drop of water
That in the ocean seeks another drop’
When two sets of identical twins, separated at birth, unknowingly end up in the same city, a series of chance meetings leads to confusion, chaos and comic carnage. In true Shakespearean fashion, nothing is quite as it seems, and mistaken identity abounds. Will Antipholus and Dromio succeed in their quest to re-unite their families? Will anything ever make sense again?
Sit back and enjoy this vibrant retelling, directed by mischief maker, Becky Hope-Palmer.
The performance on Thursday 18th July will be followed by a Q&A.
Wednesday 17th – Monday 22nd July at 7.30pm
Saturday 20th July at 2.30pm
A corrupt, paranoid court… and poised on a knife edge where conscience meets revenge: Hamlet.
Exhorted by the ghost of his murdered father to take revenge upon his uncle, the troubled prince struggles through a maze of intrigue and deceit. Can sanity be preserved in the face of incestuous murder and treason? Hamlet is a student turned unwilling action hero, who must now star in his own play, despite its bloody climax.
In this radical production, directed by Jake Smith, a cast of ten repeatedly switch roles, accelerating Hamlet’s disorientation and slipping grip on reality.
The performance on Thursday 25th July will be followed by a Q&A.
Wednesday 24th – Sunday 28th July at 7.30pm
Saturday 27th July at 2.30pm
THE ACTOR AND DIRECTOR
Experience the process of 'page to stage'.
PSF Artistic Director, Jake Smith, hosts this workshop which will help actors of all levels of experience to read the acting signals that Shakespeare built into his plays and to make interpretative choices. Through practical exercises participants will discover how to bring heightened language to life in performance. Come and explore Shakespeare’s characters, language and rhythms, rehearsing and presenting a Shakespearean monologue and duologue - experiencing the process of “page to stage”.
Sunday 28th July 2019 at 2.30 - 5.00 pm
HAMLET @ BOAT
A second chance to catch our production of Hamlet at Brighton Open Air Theatre this summer
We are delighted to be taking our production of Hamlet further afield. On 29th and 30th July 2019 it can be seen as part of Brighton Open Air Theatre’s exciting season.
Bedales and Beyond….!
Monday 29th July and Tuesday 30th July at 7pm