Dear Friends of Hambledon;
You are all most welcome to join us at Vann in the Gardens for some exceptional (and really accessible) out-door Shakespeare. The weather is set fair; the gardens are idyllic at this time of year. Come with a blanket (or a picnic with an early entry ticket) and revel in the serenity of a unique place and unique experience. Here are the reviews!
Last chance for tickets!
Shakespeare in the Gardens of Vann House, 29/30th July
Twelfth Night on 29th July (Friday) at 6pm
Much Ado About Nothing 30th July (Saturday) 1pm and 6pm
Tickets available here: https://www.troubadourstageworks.com/store?tag=Vann
Listen to us on Radio Surrey here: https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=2611753188970155
“It was one of the most enjoyable open air Shakespeare’s I have ever been to (and I have been to dozens!!)… such a joy in this otherwise midsummer madness.” Linda Jones, University Lecturer of English Literature
Returning from its original run during August 2020, our production of Twelfth Night is bombastic, playful, musical and comic. With a running time of only 2 hours (including the interval) this speedy adaptation focuses on the turbulence of household politics, the claustrophobia of passionate emotion and the comic nature of self-deceived infatuation.
The show features original music, troublesome twins, and a whole lot of character confusion!
“It really lifted my spirits… my heartfelt congratulations to you all.” Hugh Bonneville, Actor
Much Ado About Nothing is a play about war in all its forms; the gentlemen of Don Pedro’s company, though veterans of the battlefield, are ill prepared for the incoming romantic combat. With a plot that includes courtly love, dastardly villains, original songs and ‘sportive tricks’, our adaptation is quick, funny, moving and vibrant.
“Saw a great production of Much Ado last night thanks to the excellent @troubadourstage.” Dan Snow, @thehistoryguy
The joy of our productions is the ability to stage in any space. We pride ourselves on enhancing a space: on creating a marriage of environment and text that complements both equally.
“It was remarkable… in so little time you made the church a character within the show, rather than just a simple backdrop.” Rev Stephen Baxter, St Stephen Walbrook, London
About Troubadour Stageworks, Charity No. 1193809
Troubadour Stageworks was founded in 2017, with the aim of creating a stage in any space. We achieved charitable status last year, in March 2021. Our field of action is the intersection of community, heritage and culture: we bring new people and new communities to forgotten spaces through theatrical performance and creative enterprise.
Within the last 5 years our venues have included 18th century formal gardens, a 14th century crypt in Bristol, London’s West End, Powderham Castle and a Privy Council Chamber of Elizabeth I. As we have grown more of our vision can be established, and we recently expanded our community involvement work to include tailored school visits, talks, workshops and community participation within our shows.
“The purpose of the visit was always kept in mind and the teachers ensured every single pupil felt valued and had opportunities to engage fully… the group clearly had the expertise to deliver the workshop, making it fun, educational and memorable.” Colin Snook, Deputy Head, Godolphin Cross