Sevenoaks Shakespeare Society
We aim to provide a means of promoting, enjoying and understanding the plays of Shakespeare and his contemporaries. We mount a full-scale Shakespeare production once a year, most recently in the open air as part of the Sevenoaks Summer Festival, and arrange a variety of activities during the year, such as workshops and theatre visits, as well as social events.
Although we are based in Sevenoaks and district we draw our membership from a wide area in west Kent and southeast London. New members are always welcome and a membership application form can be downloaded from here.
For further information, please contact us.
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Our next production...
Tuesday 1 to Saturday 5 July at 7.30pm,
Saturday 5 July and Sunday 6 July at 2.30pm.
This open-air production will be performed in the beautiful grounds of the historic St Clere Estate near Kemsing, a perfect setting for the play, which remains a favourite for playgoers of all ages. A real Summer treat for all the family!
Last performed by the Society in 2005, the play is a gleeful mix of fearful loss, cross dressing, wicked practical jokes and happy endings where love conquers all. Many of Shakespeare's most well-loved characters feature and it is as fresh today as it was when it was first played.
As it is in the open air suitable clothing is strongly recommended; please bring blankets and/or chairs. Duration is 2 hours plus one interval. A bar and snacks are available.
St. Clere is donating its proceeds from each performance to Breast Cancer Care.
The production is part of this year's Sevenoaks Summer Festival.
Later in July, the production will tour to St Briavel's Castle, Gloucestershire, with performances on 12 and 13 July.