In 1949, Dorian Williams founded the Pendley Shakespeare Festival amid the Victorian finery of his magnificent ancestral home. Seventy years later, it remains our privilege to bring Shakespeare to new audiences in the beautiful grounds of the Pendley Manor Hotel. So, escape the troubles of the day and embrace the Great British elements with an evening of open-air Shakespeare?
‘If there really is such a thing as turning in one’s grave, Shakespeare must get a lot of exercise.’
... and turn he will...
We are very sorry to announce that the 2020 Pendley Shakespeare Festival has been cancelled.
This was not an easy decision to make and we waited as long as we could before a final decision was made, but due to the uncertainty that the Covid-19 pandemic will bring us over the next few months, we think it’s only right to not put our cast, crew and audiences at risk. The Pendley Shakespeare Festival is a home away from home for a lot of us, bringing new faces and old friends together with a common interest for 70years. This is a blow for sure. However ! All is not lost. We are planning for these shows to take place in 2021 and are still interested in hearing from you if you want to participate. More details to follow for these rearrangements. “Once more unto to breach, dear friends!” (And stay inside) The Pendley Shakespeare Team x