2015 Audience Survey

Posted on 24.02.15

We want to hear more about you, our audience, and your interest in SATTF. Click here for details.......

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2015 Season Casting Announced

Posted on 17 December 2014

We are delighted to announce the cast for our 2015 Season co-production with Tobacco Factory Theatres: Romeo and Juliet 19 Feb-4 April and The School For Scandal 9 April-9 May. Click here for full details.....

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Peter Brook Empty Space Award 2014

Posted on 14 October 2014

Shakespeare at the Tobacco Factory was one of the six nominees for the 2014 Peter Brook Empty Space Award which was announced on November 4 at The National Theatre Studio in London.

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The Conquering Hero by Allan Monkhouse

Posted on 14 October 2014

Shakespeare at the Tobacco Factory and the University of Bristol presented a co-production in commemoration of the outbreak of WW1 in association with Bristol Festival of Ideas and Bristol 2014 ...

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Arcadia by Tom Stoppard Press Reviews

Posted on 04.06.14

'[Andrew] Hilton is more than a match for Stoppard's dancing intelligence, but he finds a flaming warmth, too.' ★★★★ The Guardian. ' It’s hard to recall a better night in the theatre recently.' A Younger Theatre. ★★★★ The Observer ★★★★ Whats On Stage

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As You Like It Press Reviews

Posted on 20.03.14

"Shakespeare at the Tobacco Factory begins its 15th year in business with an enchanting staging of this comedy.' ★★★★ The Times ★★★★ Whats On Stage ★★★★★ Stage Talk Magazine ★★★★ The Arts Desk

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15th Anniversary Season Fundraising Appeal

Posted on 20 March 2014

Please help us to raise £15,000 in our 15th Year !

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As You Like It Spring Tour 2014

Posted on 09 January 2014

We are delighted to announce the schedule for our Spring Tour of AS YOU LIKE IT - generously supported by the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation.

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Casting Announced - 15th Anniversary Season 2014

Posted on 25 November 2013

Casting is announced for our 15th Anniversary Season: As You Like It by William Shakespeare and Arcadia by Tom Stoppard.....

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Andrew Hilton receives Honorary Degree

Posted on 19 July 2013

SATTF is delighted to announce that its Founder and Artistic Director, Andrew Hilton, has been awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Letters from University of Bristol for services to theatre in the city......

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Press Reviews - Two Gentlemen of Verona Spring Tour 2013

Posted on 15.5.13

'An unblinking portrait of love’s madness.' The Independent ★★★★ 'I urge you to go.' Whats On Stage ★★★★★ Read more press reviews here...

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15th Anniversary Season 2014

Posted on 27 June 2013

The 15th Anniversary Season will be announced on Tuesday 30 July 2013 at 6pm. Full details will be posted on our website.....

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Lollio's Blog

Posted on 13 May 2013

Lollio has been attracting much attention as our four-legged cast member ,Crab, in Two Gentlemen of Verona. Chris Donnelly is his counterpart playing, Launce, and they've created a blog about their experiences ....

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Two Gentlemen of Verona Spring Tour 2013

Posted on 9.11.2012

We are delighted to announce details of our first national tour during spring 2013, generously supported by the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation. Click here for more information....

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SATTF archive finds a new home at the University of Bristol

Posted on 30.01.13

SATTF has donated its archive of material including props, prompt scripts and photos from every production in the company's 14 year history to the University of Bristol Theatre Collection....

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Business Cultural Champion

Posted on 30.11.2012

We were very pleased to celebrate Tony Cherry, Senior Regional Partner for DAC Beachcroft LLP, as our Business Cultural Champion at a recent event organised by Arts & Business at the Colston Hall...

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2013 Season Casting Announced

Posted on 30.11.2012

We are thrilled that John Mackay will return to SATTF to play Richard III. Also returning is Lisa Kay, who will play Queen Elizabeth (and Sylvia in Two Gentlemen of Verona), along with some familiar and new faces...Click here for more casting news...

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2013 Season

Posted on 26th July 2012

Booking is now open for Richard III, 14 February - 30 March and Two Gentlemen of Verona, 4 April - 4 May. Click here for further details ...

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The Cherry Orchard Reviews

Posted on 19.2.12

★★★★★ The Guardian ★★★★ The Sunday Times ★★★★ The Independent 'This production of The Cherry Orchard is not only moving and poignant but also very funny...' The Independent

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King Lear Reviews

Posted on 19.2.12

'There are no gimmicks here; instead, all that counts is the actors and their words....every word sounds as if it had been written yesterday.' ★★★★ The Sunday Times

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Cultural Champion Award

Posted on 05.03.12

We are delighted to announce that long-standing patron and volunteer, Julian Thomas, was celebrated as SATTF's Cultural Champion at an event supported by Arts and Business

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King Lear Rehearsals

Posted on 27.1.12

Click the film link at the bottom of this page for a behind the scenes peek at King Lear rehearsals.....

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2012 Season Previews

Posted on 2 January 2012

'The beginning of the year always brings one cast-iron cultural highlight to Bristol.' ..... Read previews of the 2012 Season here.

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Reviews of The Comedy of Errors

Posted on 31st March 2011

There were some brilliant reviews for SATTF's second offering of the 2011 season.

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Reviews of Richard II

Posted on 17th February 2011

Read the fantastic reviews of the company's first History play.

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Banter reviews 'The Comedy of Errors'

Posted on Wednesday 27th April

Our second offering has been reviewed by the young people of Bristol!

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5 Star Sunday Times Review

Posted on 3rd April 2011

"Hilton's production is a revelation. This play is more than a comedy...Unmissable."

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4 Star Sunday Times Review

Posted on 27th February 2011

Read the 4 star review of Richard II in The Sunday Times

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The Big Arts GIve

Posted on 7th December 2010

SATTF has reached it's target of £10,440 in on-line donations on the FIRST DAY of the Big Arts Give challenge - coming within the first five to complete out of all other participating Arts Charities nationwide...

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Reading Shakespeare - Macbeth

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SATTF has completed its first autumn course in Shakespeare interpretation for the adult reader, led by SATTF Artistic Director Andrew Hilton. "insightful ... revealing ... rewarding ... exceptional value"

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