SHAKE Festival – Day 1

october, 2023

07octAll DaySHAKE Festival - Day 1A wide range of talks, performance, comedy, music and sculpture!


Event Details

Saturday 7th October 2023

SHAKE Festival, the celebration of Shakespeare which began in Halesworth in 2019, is moving to Aldeburgh Jubilee Hall this year for a fascinating weekend of talks, performance, comedy, music and sculpture!

Event tickets from £6 – £20

Saturday pass £60/£30 (21 and under) – Tickets are available HERE

Weekend pass £90/£45 (21 and under) – Tickets are available HERE



9.30-10.30am: Alde Valley Academy, Leiston – A performance of extracts from young Shakespeareans. £12/£6 TICKETS HERE


11.15am – 12.15pm: Professor Katherine Scheil of the University of Minnesota – The Women of Stratford Upon Avon. How women have helped shape ‘Shakespeare’s Stratford’ over the last three centuries. £15/£10 TICKETS HERE


12.45-1.45pm: Dame Janet Suzman– “A Squeaking Cleopatra? I don’t think so” – 50 mins talk plus Q&A. £15/£10 TICKETS HERE


2.30-4.30pm: Alex Jennings and Laurence Edwards – The Actor and the Portrait: Spectacular performance, live sculpture and discussions (including interval). £15/£10 TICKETS HERE


5.15-6.30pm: Wendy Morgan in Mr & Mrs Macbeth – a new one woman tragedy commissioned specially for the festival. £15/£10 TICKETS HERE


8.00-9.00pm: Laura Wright in Songs & Sonnets – the dazzling TV soprano presents songs and spoken verses from Shakespeare. £20/£12 TICKETS HERE


Doors open 20 minutes before each performance

“inspiring and stimulating and utterly wonderful from start to finish”

“Do we have to wait a whole year for the next one?”


All Day (Saturday)