Monday, 18 June 2007

This year's Glastonbury Festival will feature three Shakespeare productions from 1623 theatre company, which performs the playwright's works in non-traditional theatre spaces.

One-hour performances will take place three times a day at the world's most famous and best-loved music and performing arts festival.  All performances feature scenes from a number of Shakespeare's plays.

Ben Spiller, 1623 artistic director, explained: "Our three shows celebrate the awesome range of Shakespeare's imagination.  First up we  have The Course of True Love, a collection of Shakespearean love scenes presented by Venus the Love Goddess.

"Then there's Sinful ShaXXXpeare, presented by Hecat the Goddess of Witchcraft, who exposes all seven of the deadly sins in Shakespeare.  Finally we come to Stand-Up Shakespeare, which features the playwright's fools and clowns reworked as modern stand-up comedians."

All three productions will be performed on each day of the festival, which runs from Friday June 22 to Sunday June 24.  All performances are free and will take place in front of the 1623 Shakespeare Tent.


Notes to editors

  • 1623 theatre company presents Shakespeare at Glastonbury Friday June 22 to Saturday June 24 2007
  • The Course of True Love Friday 2-3pm, Saturday 8-9pm and Sunday 5-6pm
  • Sinful ShaXXXpeare Friday 5-6pm, Saturday 2-3pm and Sunday 8-9pm
  • Stand-Up Shakespeare Friday 8-9pm, Saturday 5-6pm and Sunday 2-3pm
  • Images from past productions are available on request
  • For more information, visit

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