Welcome To Shakespeare In Italy

About Us

Shakespeare in Italy is a charity dedicated to advancing the arts, specifically drama, for the benefit of all.

Our aim is to enliven the experience of Shakespeare’s Italian plays with an exciting mix of British realism and Italian intensity while acknowledging the influence of the Italian Renaissance on his work.

The new company will explore this through performances in the UK, Italy and beyond, as well as via a programme of education and outreach.

Two former Royal Shakespeare Company actors, Julian Curry and Mary Chater in association with the Italian theatre manager, Sandro Pascucci,  founded the company which is managed by a board of Trustees. Our patrons are Ralph Fiennes, Ian McKellen and Judi Dench.

Any project devoted to the works of Shakespeare has my enthusiastic support. Shakespeare in Italy has already established its credentials and a determination to explore and examine the plays from a fresh perspective. I wish the Company every possible luck for its future.

Ian McKellen

Shakespeare has always been my passion. Italy is a passion of mine too. This wonderful company has combined them both, and I wish them every success.

Judi Dench

Italy, or the idea of Italy, had a strong hold on Shakespeare's imagination and I have been privileged to perform in some of his Italian plays. I am pleased to be patron of this new company, Shakespeare in Italy, which aims to explore and further illuminate these magnificent works.

Ralph Fiennes
The Shakespeare in Italy leader proposed some scenes from 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' and ' The London Sketch.' This helped the students to work in an unusual and stimulating way, away from their normal curriculum, which doesn't usually include theatrical perfomances and encouraged them to approach language learning in a quite different manner.

Silvia Moscioni, G Celli technical school, Cagli (PU) Marche

Latest News

#Womeninprison.org.uk #9th #NewBeginningsArtAwards entries on display #TheLightBox #Woking 'til October 13th then exhibition tours #Surrey. See below for venues and #winner. Light by Lydia.

Tuesday 15 October – Saturday 9 November 2019 #OxtedLibrary Wednesday 13 November – Friday 29 November 2019 #MersthamCommunityHub, #Redhill Tuesday 3 December – Friday 20 December 2019 #BansteadLibrary Monday 6 January – Friday 8 February 2020 #CranleighArtsCentre Saturday 9 February – Friday 28 February 2020 5-8 The Square, #Camberley Saturday 29 February – Friday 20 March 2020 #FarnhamMaltings

Mary Chater 0 36

The theme of the 2019 New Beginnings Art Awards was Journey Within.

Snacking on Shakespeare - @ #Fabrica #BrightonandHove x3 #free sessions for #over50's Oct 8, 15, 22 from 2 - 4 pm #VolunteeringMatters

A short and sweet look at Shakespeare, to be taken by #cofounder Julian Curry who runs annual Shakespeare summer courses in Italy. You will be led through scenes by Julian who has a wealth of professional experience. See his biog on Who We Are. All you need is yourself and an interest in drama. ‘All the world's a stage and all the men and women merely players’. Will you join us?

Mary Chater 0 47

The Ageing Well Festival has begun -  September 30th to October 13th in Brighton and Hove. You can visit the official website for events and activities going on around #BrightonandHove.