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Shakespeare and a musical medieval tale at Opus Theatre this weekend

A wealth of entertainment is on offer at Opus Theatre this weekend, when Michael Pennington presents his acclaimed one-man show on Shakespeare, Sweet William, while The Telling open a window on life and love in medieval times with their story Unsung Heroine. Preview by Nick Terdre.

Posted 19:14 Wednesday, Aug 28, 2019 In: Performance Tags: LitFest Michael Pennington Nick Terdre Opus Theatre Shakespeare

John Knowles’ busy year!

HOT reporter Bevali Francis gets a run-down of the many upcoming plays, projects and plans of our very own John Knowles. Photos by Peter Mould except where stated.

Posted 11:38 Wednesday, Mar 27, 2019 In: Performance Tags: Bev Francis Bob Tyler Edinburgh Fringe EdinburghFestival John Knowles. Kate Tym Pauline. Quick Academy Prague Fringe Shakespeare St Leonards Pub

The Lamb Players to debut at Fairlight Hall

For the first time, after nine sell-out seasons, The Lamb Players are set to bring their unique interpretation of a Shakespeare classic to Hastings, as they present As You Like It from Fairlight Hall. HOT’s Jordan Dixon writes.

Posted 18:04 Wednesday, Aug 8, 2018 In: Performance Tags: As You Like It Bobby Delaney Carrie Quinlan Fairlight Hall Jessica Regan Jonathan Broadbent Jordan Dixon Shakespeare

From Italy to St Leonards

Actors Mary Chater and Julian Curry have given up Italy to make their home in St Leonards. Shakespeare enthusiasts, they both number Royal Shakespeare Company and National Theatre productions of his plays among the many credits in their respective CVs. They gave readings from his plays as part of Harmony One’s recent A Winter’s Tale concert and are in the throes of launching a new initiative, Shakespeare in Italy (see below). Here Mary Chater writes of the transition from life in Italy to St Leonards.

Posted 19:37 Friday, Feb 17, 2017 In: Hastings People Tags: Alexandra Park Harmony One Italy Links Project National Theatre Shakespeare Silverhill

Toby Belch Is Unwell

First Heard presents Toby Belch is Unwell, a darkly comic monologue from John Knowles featuring Sidney Kean and lots of alcohol, as John explains.

Posted 17:01 Wednesday, Jan 11, 2017 In: Performance Tags: 12th Night Electric Palace cinema Hastings First Heard John Knowles. Shakespeare Sidney Kean Toby Belch

Enjoying the challenges in Papua New Guinea

In 1978, when Chris Sanderson and her husband Don decided to leave a settled life in Hastings to teach in newly independent Papua New Guinea, they could hardly have guessed that, as Chris puts it, “the forthcoming adventure would change me forever.” How that happened she describes in a fascinating detail in Another ‘Growing up in New Guinea,’ as Nick Terdre recounts.

Posted 14:20 Tuesday, Jan 10, 2017 In: Travel Tags: Chris Sanderson Margaret Mead Nick Terdre Shakespeare The Tempest William Golding

Your Bard

Your Bard, a Stables production exploring the debate about who actually wrote the plays assigned to William Shakespeare. Professor Nother is giving a talk about authorship in the function room at The Shakespeare Pub, based on his belief that the man from Stratford didn’t write all those plays. Zelly Restorick reports.

Posted 06:29 Friday, Sep 9, 2016 In: Performance Tags: Nicholas Collett Seaside Florida Shakespeare William Shakepeare Your Bard

Verdi’s Macbeth marks Shakespeare’s 400th

This weekend sees the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death celebrated by two performances of Verdi’s Macbeth at the White Rock Theatre by Opera South East on Friday and Saturday. A treat is in store, says the company’s Greg Solomon.

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