Members at the Sevenoaks District Drama Festival
We regret to announce that Lady Miranda Cormack, our Honorary President and Patron from the foundation of the Society, died on 26 July 2013 after a long illness.
Miranda's enthusiasm and wry good humour were infectious. We shall miss her common sense and her wise counsel.
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: Miranda exercising the presidential cake knife at the 1998 Twelfth Night Quiz Night (with Jo Webb)
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.
NEWFollowing the death of Miranda Cormack (see panel), Ray Russell, the instigator of the society and our founding Chairman, is our new Honorary President. Read his appreciation of Miranda here.
Read our latest newsletter (PDF 1.8MB).
Read previous newsletters here.
Our next production...
Last performed by the Society in 2005, this favourite is to be directed by Colin Hill and will be performed in the open air at the historic St Clere Estate near Kemsing Kent in the last week of June 2014. Rehearsals will start in March/April 2014 on Tuesday/Thursday evenings and Sundays.
In contrast to our traditional rendering of 'Much Ado About Nothing' Colin is planning to set the play in the 1910s, prior to the outbreak of the First World War — a kind of Shakespeare comes to Downton Abbey!
Auditions will be held on
Tuesday 24 September at 7.30pm at Otford Methodist Church Hall, High Street Otford Kent TN14 5PH and on
Thursday 26 September 2013 at 7.30pm at Otford Village Memorial Hall, High Street Otford Kent TN14 5PQ.
If you would like to audition please email Colin Hill detailing what part(s) you would like to apply for, any known absences during the rehearsal period and which audition dates you can attend.
The Society's auditions are open to all, but once cast successful auditionees are expected to become members. The audition pieces are here (PDF 107KB). Character notes are here (PDF 110KB).