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New festival brings sunshine to soggy summer
The Petersfield Shakespeare Festival launched triumphantly on Monday 16 July on a brand new open-air stage in the South Downs with the audience sheltered from the elements under an open-sided marquee.
Navigate has guided the festival’s promotional effort, designing the brand, the logo, and the website, which we also developed. We have issued press releases and managed the ticket sales.
"The aim is to bring an authentic Shakespeare to people of all ages,"
said Festival Director Jay Green. "Our company of professional actors is
enjoying the experience so much, in spite of the weather, that they all
want to come again next year."
This week the festival stages a 21st century production of "Much ado
about nothing", including renditions from the likes of Mumford & Sons
and an impromptu interval mini-set by some of the cast who had the
audience singing along to Jessie J"s "Price tag",
"This is great fun for all the family, bringing Shakespeare to the people as It is meant to be," said local resident Geraldine. "For me this is a truly memorable event."
Gavin Bruce, the director of this production, added: "The whole team loves the event and we have watched in wonder as the festival has come together."
The two-week festival is at Bedales Schools, Steep, near Petersfield."Much ado about nothing" runs until Saturday 21 July, with a matinee on that day. From 23 to 28 July "Twelfth Night" takes to the stage.
Tickets are selling fast - and Thursday is sold out. Bring a picnic and chairs, or rugs, and there is a bar. Take this chance to savour Shakespeare.