Malvern Shakespeare Folio 400 Festival

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A festival celebrating 400 years since Shakespeare’s first Folio of plays was published in 1623! Something will be happening every day at the Coach House Theatre, with a special event on the 8th, the anniversary of the publishing of Shakespeare’s First Folio in 1623!

The festival runs from Sunday 5 November to Sunday 12 November.

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Nay, Remember Me!  performed by Malvern Theatre Players, runs from 7 to 11 Nov.

Coach House Theatre. Tickets £16
7 November at 7.30 pm
8 November at 7.30 pm – 400th anniversary performance of Nay, Remember Me!
9 November at 7.30 pm
10 November at 7.30 pm
11 November at 2.30 pm
11 November at 7.30 pm

Special 400th Anniversary Talk by Professor Judith Buchanan
8 November at 3pm, £10

Listen and See Events – Talks by Amelia Marriette (Playwright and Shakespeare Lecturer)
£15 per lecture

Thursday 9 November at 3pm – Shakespeare and the Authorship Controversy

Friday 10 November at 3pm – Shakespeare Today: Exploring Shakespeare’s Cultural Legacy

Shakespeare on Film
A collection of Shakespeare films with a short introduction to each film by Amelia Marriette.

£7 per film
Shown at Coach House Theatre


Sunday 5 November at 2pm – Hamlet (1948)
Directed by & starring Laurence Olivier

Sunday 5 November at 7pm – Romeo and Juliet (1968)
Directed by Franco Zeffirelli & starring Laurence Whiting and Olivia Hussey

Sunday 12 November at 2pm – Richard III (1995)
Directed by Richard Loncraine & starring Ian McKellen

Sunday 12 November at 7pm – Henry V (1989)
Directed by & starring Kenneth Branagh

5 November – 12 November 2023

Coach House Theatre