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A Celebration of Shakespeare

Friday 15th July 2016 at 8.00pm

A lighthearted evening of readings, songs and music

directed by Kate Britten and Jill Webster.


The Seven Ages of Man (As You Like It)

Wyn Melville-Jones

Songs - O mistress mine; The willow song

Mary Symons​, Danny Kingshill

Giving notes (Victoria Wood)

Jill Webster

Hamlet encounters a gravedigger (Hamlet)

Norman Gayler, John Holland

Hamlet Part II (Perry Pontac)

Kate Britten, Sharon Longworth, Patsy Groom, Mary Symons, Sheila Webb

Sonnet 110 - Let me not to the marriage of true minds

Liz Nash

Prospero 'Ye elves' (The Tempest)

Ken Fowler

Mistress Page and Ford discuss Falstaff's letter (Merry Wives of Windsor)

Sue Rivett, Sheila Webb

Portia 'The quality of mercy' (The Merchant of Venice)

Patsy Groom

A Shakespeare Masterclass - An Actor Prepares (Fry and Laurie)

David Melville-Jones, Elie Williams

Sonnet 29 - When in disgrace with Fortune

Mary Symons

Maria - West Side Story (Carl Bernstein)

Jim Philbrick


'Now is the winter of our discontent' (Richard III)

Jim Philbrick

'A hard day's night' (Peter Sellars)

Ken Fowler

'If music be the food of love' (Twelfth Night) 

Jill Webster

Olivia and Viola (Twelfth Night)

Elie Williams, Sharon Longworth

Sonnet 130 - My mistress' face is nothing like the sun

James Wallace

Something's Coming - West Side Story (Carl Bernstein)

Dave Jones

Which Witch (Alan Melville, Charles Zwar and Jeremy Browne)

Liz Nash

Songs - Dunsinane Blues, Under the Greenwood Tree


Petruchio and Katherina's first quarrel (The Taming of the Shrew)

John Holland, Sue Rivett

Sonnet 8 - Shall I compare thee to a summer's day

Elie Williams

Pyramus and Thisbe(A Midsummer Night's Dream)

Jim Philbrick, Norman Gaylor, David Melville-Jones, James Wallace, Wyn Melville-Jones, Dave Jones

Puck - 'If we shadows have offended' (A Midsummer Night's Dream)

Liz Nash

Brush Up Your Shakespeare (Cole Porter)

Jim Philbrick, Dave Jones, and Cast

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