2014 Company Profiles
Actor & Workshop Director
Involved as an actor since the first season in 2000; he augmented the company's outreach work developing a thriving youth programme. “Chris Donnelly's Iago is the most restrained and unshowy I've encountered, and this makes the seeping of his poison into Othello's mind all the more compelling and credible.” The Guardian ****
2015 Season - Shakespeare at the Tobacco Factory and Tobacco Factory Theatres present:
ROMEO AND JULIET by Shakespeare
Directed by Polina Kalinina
19 Feb – 04 April
THE SCHOOL FOR SCANDAL by Sheridan
Directed by Andrew Hilton
09 April – 09 May
2015 will mark a new – and newly rewarding - relationship between Shakespeare at the Tobacco Factory and Tobacco Factory Theatres. We will now co-produce the spring season of Shakespeare and classic drama, bringing a great theatre and a great company closer together than ever before.
2015 will also see the seasons’ first guest director since Jonathan Miller directed Hamlet in 2008. We are delighted to announce that the young Russian Director, Polina Kalinina, will open the season with Romeo & Juliet. This will be followed by Andrew Hilton’s production of Sheridan’s The School for Scandal, a first foray into eighteenth century comedy.
Despite her Moscow provenance, Polina knows Bristol and our own work well. She was educated at Badminton School (and then at Oxford) and saw her formative Shakespeare here in SATTF’s early years. She has great experience of working in-the-round, and is a prodigious talent; she will bring an understanding of our tradition together with a freshness of approach to Shakespeare’s great tragedy of young love.
Richard Brinsley Sheridan lies in the great line of Anglo-Irish masters of comedy and language and The School for Scandal is his masterpiece. First performed in 1777, its purveyors of rumour and smutty gossip still seem extraordinarily close to home. Lady Sneerwell, Sir Benjamin Backbite and the duplicitous Joseph Surface are horribly – but deliciously – familiar.
Saturday Morning Workshops for ages 13 – 18 years: 11 October 2014 – 09 May 2015. For details and to book a place please CLICK HERE or call us 0117 963 4054
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.' Our 2015 Season play choices will be announced on Tuesday 29th July at 6pm as part of Tobacco Factory Theatres August - December Seasaon announcement.
Artistic Director, Andrew Hilton
Please click on the Big Give logo below for further information about the appeal and to donate online - THANK YOU!