Gearing up for our Tudor Shakespeare Festival

In two week’s time Buckland Abbey will be filled with the sights and sounds of Tudor England as we perform four of Shakespeare’s comedies in our signature immersive style. Saturday will be a magical day as we venture into the world of sorcery and the fae with The Tempest and A Midsummer Night’s Dream. On Sunday we’ll have a jolly time performing As You Like it followed by Much Ado about Nothing.

We are joined again this year by the wonderful Mock Hobby Horse who will be providing Tudor tunes, and we’ll also be welcoming the Renaissance Historical Dance Society to the event. The group covers the dances of the Medieval, Elizabethan, Stuart and Regency periods, with the aim of making history fun, interactive, educational and visually stunning. They perform in full, accurate period costume with contemporary craft and social activities: come and learn about Tudor medicine, lace-making and show us your Tudor moves by trying out a few dance steps!

We are also performing single plays at the Piazza and the Phoenix this week in Exeter…

Wednesday July 3rd – Great Hall Piazza, University of Exeter Campus

Much Ado About Nothing  1.30pm

The Tempest 5.30pm

Tickets available from Exeter Northcott Box Office (Tel. 01392 493493)

Friday July 5th – Exeter Phoenix

As You Like It  2pm

Much Ado About Nothing 7.30pm

Tickets available from Exeter Phoenix Box Office (Tel. 01392 667080)



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