This Year

Following 2018’s critically-acclaimed five-star production of Macbeth, Stafford Shakespeare returned to Stafford Castle this year with something very special.

The Merchant of Venice was a first, as the play had never been performed before at Stafford in the 29 years of the festival. And we gave the production a fresh perspective, transporting audiences across the Atlantic to New York during the 1950s.

Next year, 2020, will be the 30th anniversary of Stafford Shakespeare, and plans are underway for a suitable celebration – watch this space for further updates.