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Canterbury Shakespeare Festival returns for third season

PUBLISHED: 10:15 28 July 2017 | UPDATED: 10:15 28 July 2017

A Midsummer Night's Dream

A Midsummer Night's Dream

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Some shows have no entry fee

This summer sees a third season of productions from the Canterbury Shakespeare Festival.

The event returns ti Greyfriars Abbey, and two productions will take place in the St Augustine’s Abbey.

In keeping with the experimental aspirations of the festival, this year’s season includes Shakespeare’s Thatcher and Claudius.

The season starts with a presentation of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream on August 4.

Three of the festival’s productions, Claudius, Julius Caesar, and Shakespeare’s Thatcher will have no entry fee, free tickets for these productions will be available on the door.

Productions are as follows:

- A Midsummer Night’s Dream - August 4-6 – Greyfriars Gardens Sour Street

- Othello - August 11-13 – Eliot Courtyard, Eliot College, University of Kent

- Cymbeline - August 18-20 – The Labyrinth, Eliot College, University of Kent

- Julius Caesar - August 8-10 and 15-17 – St Augustine’s Abbey, Longport

- Claudius - August 7, 13, and 14 - St Augustine’s Abbey, Longport

- Shakespeare’s Thatcher - August 6-20 – Canterbury Tales, St Margaret’s Street

Creative director of the festival, Ben Chamberlain said: “We’ve been encouraged by the success of our first two seasons and so we are presenting six shows in Canterbury this year. We’re delighted to be able to return to the university, the Canterbury Tales, and Greyfriars, and very excited to be able to be hosted by St Augustine’s Abbey as well this year.

“Shakespeare in the open air on a summer afternoon or evening, is a delight, and we look forward to welcoming people from in and around Canterbury, as well as visitors to the city to see these productions.”

For tickets visit www.canterburyshakespeare.com

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