I’m directing for the first time – a play on Zoom and I chose The Tempest. The cast is spectacular, and includes 5 Suffolk based actors as well as actors in the USA and in Dublin. We’ve been rehearsing for a month but we’ll give one performance only, so don’t miss it!
I was invited to create a festival of Shakespeare at The Cut arts centre in Halesworth, last May in 2019. On October 26th, my first SHAKE Festival came to life, for two days, and included guest speakers such as Dame Harriet Walter and playwright Ian Kelly. We had film, we had workshops, dance, an art exhibition, lectures, talks – and a lot of fun. I had to cancel SHAKE 2020 due to CV-19, but hope to return it, in a new CV-safe outdoor venue, in early summer 2021! For more information, please see www.shakefestival.com
Here’s David Yelland rehearsing Henry IV earlier this year. Wonderful performance, amazing verse-speaking. I couldn’t get a good full-figure portrait of him in rehearsal, because he kept moving, so this is a close-up on a face battered with guilt and the weight of his crown. (Print)