30 January 2015

Andrew Hilton, Shakespeare at the Tobacco Factory

There was a full house for the January meeting of Clifton WI with a significant number of brand new members and visitors. Andrew's talk took the form of an interview, beginning with an introduction and questions from Paulene, but Andrew's engaging manner and his frank (but tactful!) anecdotes soon brought questions flowing from the audience. We learnt of the early difficulties of tempting the best actors away from well-paid roles in London (no such problems now!), of the challenge of technical problems encountered and overcome at the Tobacco Factory, and of the major changes in the training and development of theatre directors over the last 30 years. SATTF has been a groundbreaking force in live Shakespeare productions and the glowing reviews from the UK's most respected theatre critics continue to roll in.

Jane Golding is booking tickets for the Clifton WI Theatre Group as follows:

Romeo and Juliet on Tuesday, 10th March at 7:30pm.  Seats G 20-22 and F 20-27 at £19 per ticket (no concessions).  

School for Scandal on Monday, 13th April at 7:30pm.  Seats G13-23 at £21 per ticket (no concessions).  

Please email Clifton WI before 10 February if you would like to go, and Jane will email you back after 10 February.