Veronica Tomasiello's "University Brings Shakespeare to Everyone"
Veronica Tomasiello's lovely piece on the Much Ado festival is now out on About My Area! Click here to read "University Brings Shakespeare to Everyone" ...19.Apr.2016
Shakespeare in Portsmouth...? Find your stories using UoP archives
Portsmouth is full of stories and 'Shakespeare in Portsmouth' (Monday 18th April, 2-5pm) offers you you the chance to find and investigate some of those tales using the University of Portsmouth's excellent digital resources. This event will give...30.Mar.2016
Southsea Shakespeare Actors bring The Winter's Tale to the Square Tower
Shakespeare's Winter's Tale – a play of love, jealousy, life and death – will be brought to life by Southsea Shakespeare Actors this April. Performances will run from Wednesday 6th to Saturday 9th April in Portsmouth's historic and...25.Mar.2016
Comedy from Tragedy: Get Ready for Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead!
Portsmouth Film Society is bringing Tom Stoppard's acclaimed tragicomedy, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead, to Portsmouth this April as part of Much Ado About Portsmouth. On Thursday 21st April, they will be screening the brilliant 1990 film...25.Mar.2016
Learn Soliloquy Tricks and Techniques to Help You Be the Next Great Playwright!
Write Your Own Soliloquy is a workshop run by University of Portsmouth Creative Writing staff for Much Ado About Portsmouth. It is open to university staff and students, local writers and the general public. Date: Thursday April 21st Time:...24.Mar.2016
Shakespeare's Funniest Play? The Villagers take on The Merry Wives of Windsor
Shakespeare's Funniest Play? The Merry Wives of Windsor is Shakespeare at his funniest. Populated with richly comic characters, the plot lines move quickly and with frequently hilarious consequences. Falstaff is down on his luck and has run out...16.Mar.2016
Ye Merchant of ... Portsmouth!
We are pleased to announce that registration for the festival's Shakespeare Sells event (week of 18th to 23rd April 2016) is now open for University of Portsmouth students! How To Make Our Theme Work For...09.Mar.2016
Sell your wares with Shakespeare!
UPDATE: Unfortunately, due to insufficient stallholder interest, the Guildhall Square Shakespeare Market will not now be running. We would, however, encourage you to visit Crafts in the Tower market on Sunday 17th April, from 11am-4pm, which will...01.Mar.2016
Ye February Rounde-Up
Competition Reminders Schools Fashion Design Competition – Produce your own design inspired by The Tempest! For school years 5-13. Deadline: Friday 24th March 2016 Sonnets for Schools Competition – Time for budding bards to get...27.Feb.2016
The Shakespearean Menagerie's No Sinking Ship: Guildhall Exhibition Confirmed!
Exciting developments have been made for the Shakespearean Menagerie project. Project leaders have recently been accepted to hold the exhibition at the Portsmouth Guildhall where Portsmouth University students will be showing off their...20.Feb.2016
The Not-So-Hidden Talents of Sonnet Club
The words "Sonnet Club" might conjure up the image of GCSE students huddled around old poems without a hope of understanding. However the University of Portsmouth Sonnet Club could not be further from that image! Despite my preconceived notions, I...17.Feb.2016
Oberon's Invisibility Cloak: Shakespeare Meets Harry Potter in Streetspeare Rehearsals!
Rehearsals have well and truly begun for this year's Streetspeare with Fluid Motion Theatre, and I had the privilege to attend the first read through of the script for A Midsummer Night's Dream by Woodlands Community College. Each child was...17.Feb.2016
Songs and Sonnets Evening in the Making
When: 20th April 2016, 7:30pm Where: Eldon Building Foyer The Centre for Performing Arts will present an evening of musical cabaret and sonnet performance this coming April. The performance will bring together people from the University's...24.Dec.2015
Welcome to the Shakespearean Menagerie!
Animal metaphors exist heavily through Shakespeare's writing. From cats and mice to tigers and elephants, Shakespeare uses animals as a powerful tool for creating imagery to help define his characters. Less subtly in A Midsummer Night's Dream, Nick...24.Dec.2015
Streetspeare Gears Up For Much Ado About Portsmouth
As we approach the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death, what better way to remember his lifetime of work than with inspiring children though the performance of his greatest plays? As the year is rapidly coming to and end, and the beginning of...24.Dec.2015
Celebrating Shakespeare the Entrepreneur
How can supporting our festival market help local start-ups while celebrating the legacy of Shakespeare's entrepreneurial business sense? It's easy to forget that Shakespeare's role in theatre goes beyond the writing of plays: in fact men like...07.Nov.2015
Plans for Much Ado About Portsmouth
Amy Bonnor talks about Much Ado About Portsmouth and the festival to celebrate Shakespeare... In April 2016, Portsmouth will be host to a festival marking the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare's death. ... Click to read article ...22.Oct.2015
A (Very) Winning Logo
If you've made it to our website, you'll of course have seen our Much Ado About Portsmouth logo. It's the winning design from our logo competition, and we hope you love it as much as we do. We were after a design that spoke to our festival's focus...16.Oct.2015
Runners Raise Awareness of Shakespeare Festival With Sandi Toksvig
A group of Portsmouth University students had the opportunity to run the weekly Park Run along Southsea Seafront 'alongside' chancellor Sandi Toksvig on Saturday. Click to read article ...30.Sep.2015
Much Much Ado out of Nothing
When you draw on the title of Shakespeare's famous comedy, Much Ado About Nothing as inspiration for your festival's name, it should be no surprise that 'Nothing' quickly becomes a theme. Having no funds to draw on, in fact, was originally an...26.Sep.2015