2014 Company Profiles
Andrew Hilton is Artistic Director and Founder of SATTF and has directed all but one of its 30 productions to date. "Andrew Hilton, who has kept the beacon alive in Bristol with forensically clear, pinpoint sharp Shakespeare productions, has put on a production of Uncle Vanya which is very extraordinary." Susannah Clapp, BBC RADIO 3
15th Anniversary Season 2014
AS YOU LIKE IT It by William Shakespeare 13 Feb - 22 March
ARCADIA by Tom Stoppard 27 March - 19 April
The two plays will run in repertoire between 22 April- 3 May
Image: Sara Easby, Private collection
SATTF's 15th Anniversary 2014 Season
‘We’ve chosen Arcadia as our theme for 2014. England in February may seem a long way from the sunlit uplands of classical Greece in May or June. All the more reason, perhaps, for the perennial British dream of the pastoral life and landscape.
Our first play locates that dream first in the Forest of the Ardennes, but then very rapidly brings it home to chillier Arden Forest on Shakespeare’s home turf. It will be our second crack at AS YOU LIKE IT, that wonderful exploration of the madness of love that we first produced in 2003.
ARCADIA by Tom Stoppard caused something of a sensation when it was premiered at the National because it has all the fizzing wit and range of reference that you expect from Stoppard, but also a powerful emotional charge. In the words of the Sunday Times critic, “a brilliant, brilliant play. A play of ideas, of consummate theatricality, of sophisticated entertainment and of heartache for time never to be regained.” Stoppard has a long association with Bristol - he worked as a journalist on the Western Daily Press and Bristol Evening World before he turned playwright. So we feel we're bringing him home, and we very much hope to see him here at some point during the season. I can’t wait to get into rehearsal.
AS YOU LIKE IT will run for five and a half weeks, then ARCADIA for three and a half, and then the two plays will play in repertoire for the last two weeks of the season, before AYLI goes out on our second national tour. Do join us among some wonderful imaginary landscapes!’
Artistic Director, Andrew Hilton, speaking at the Tobacco Factory Theatres autumn brochure launch on Tuesday 30 July 2013
15th Anniversary Season Appeal
'SATTF receives no form of public subsidy; and in the present financial climate funds from commercial sponsors and charitable trusts are ever more difficult to find. So the support of individuals is critical to our survival. We have therefore launched a 15th Anniversary appeal to raise a vital £15,000 to support our 15th Season and help to secure our work into the future.'
Artistic Director, Andrew Hilton
Please click on the Big Give logo below for further information about the appeal and to donate online - THANK YOU!
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