2013 Company Profiles
This season: Lady Anne in RICHARD III and Julia in TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA. Previously for SATTF: THE MISANTHROPE, THE COMEDY OF ERRORS, KING LEAR, THE CHERRY ORCHARD
From L to R: A Midsummer Night's Dream (photo: Toby Farrow), Hamlet (photo: Graham Burke) and The Comedy of Errors (photo: Toby Farrow)
"It is undoubtedly the case that this unsubsidised Bristol outfit offers the most consistent and enjoyable programme of Shakespeare in the country"
Lyn Gardner, THE GUARDIAN
"Productions which both swell and whisper, which are full of stars but free of celebrities"
Susannah Clapp, THE OBSERVER
"One of this country's most admired companies"
Jeremy Kingston, THE TIMES
Shakespeare at the Tobacco Factory (SATTF) will celebrate its 15th anniversary in 2014. SATTF is an unsubsidised theatre company producing large-cast professional Shakespeare in the intimate in-the-round space of Bristol’s most exciting studio theatre. Our national reputation was established by our very first season of King Lear and A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and our productions now attract audiences from throughout the U.K. and beyond.
Each spring, from early February to the end of April, we offer a Shakespeare double bill, occasionally mixing in works by other authors – in 2004 we produced Middleton & Rowley’s The Changeling and in 2005 Chekhov’s Three Sisters. We have also appeared elsewhere - in 2004 at the Barbican Pit Theatre in London and in 2009/2010 on the main stage of the Bristol Old Vic (BOV) with Chekhov's Uncle Vanya and Moliere's The Misanthrope respectively (both co-productions with BOV). In 2010, we were invited as one of the centrepieces of The Galway Arts Festival with Uncle Vanya, whilst 2011 saw the company take The Comedy of Errors to the Exeter Northcott.
Here, at your fingertips, is our production history, our casting policy, and updates on current activities – plays in production, plays in preparation; workshops and ancillary events. If you represent a company, or a Trust, or if you can consider becoming a private patron, or joining our Friends’ scheme, you can also find out how to help to sustain us. We are a charity and receive no core funding from public funds, either local or national.
For production details, reviews and pictures, click on Past Productions in the left-hand menu.
From L to R: Much Ado About Nothing, SATTF & BOV co-production Uncle Vanya, and Richard II (photos: Graham Burke)