In anticipation of the launch of our 2020 online Festival, we thought you might like to see a few clips from our past shows. Here is the opening dance from our 2018 production of The Taming of the Shrew, performed at the Theatre Royal, Winchester, following a sell-out open-air run at Petersfield.
We reckon that PSF is greater than the sum of its parts and a massive part of that sum is YOU – our loyal and enthusiastic audiences and participators! We’d love you to be involved in the PSF2020 online festival.
We are producing a short piece for our website and social media platforms which captures first-hand experiences of our events. We would very much like to hear from you via audio, video or photo with your highlights, anecdotes and reviews of festival visits and shows over the past eight years.
No sophisticated techniques or equipment are required, just a short recording on a phone will be perfect.
PSF is about so much more than the plays; it’s a very special experience shared by performers, staff and audience together.
We would love to encapsulate this atmosphere in a digital way to remind ourselves and the wider world what we have to look forward to again next year.
Please help us to do this by sending us your digital clips, comments and pictures via Wetransfer
by Friday 10th July.
We look forward to seeing your Shakespeare Selfies!
PSF Digital Festival
16th – 25th July 2020
In anticipation of the launch of our 2020 online Festival, we thought you might like to see a few clips from our past shows. Here is the opening storm and shipwreck sequence from our 2016 production of The Tempest, with Karen Ascoe as Prospera.
We have been hoping for as long as possible that we might be able to stage this year’s Festival but, with heavy hearts, have concluded that it cannot take place. Even though the performances are open-air, with the persistence of COVID-19, we feel it would be difficult to guarantee the safety of both our company and audiences.
All is not lost, however! To keep the spirit of the Festival alive, during the PSF2020 dates 16th -25th July, we will be posting daily snippets of Shakespeare, new writing and interviews on our website and social media platforms. So, you can get a little fix, or virtually introduce your friends and family to PSF.
Earlier in the year we ran a creative writing competition, Shake It Up, when we asked for short dynamic monologues inspired by the characters in Romeo and Juliet. The winning entries were going to be performed as curtain raisers for our centre-piece production of Romeo and Juliet. We are delighted that now we will be able to give you a digital taste of a few of these exciting new pieces. Watch out for more details!
We are hugely disappointed to let down our loyal audiences and talented cast and production team for this year, but rest assured, PSF 2021 will be a renaissance of plays and picnics with fresh ideas and new theatrical possibilities.
If you feel that theatre needs a little nurturing in these challenging times and are able to make a donation, however small, to help secure the future of PSF, we would be immensely grateful.
Keep safe and well.
With best wishes
Clare Glancy and Lucy Hollis