We work with groups in Cornwall as part of our Shakespeare Nation Programme.
Hall for Cornwall in Truro is the largest performance venue in the region, hosting more than 300 musicals, operas, musical arts, ballets and other entertaining shows each year.
Henry VI: Rebellion
74 adults from Blackpool, Bradford, Canterbury, Cornwall, Norwich and Nottingham appeared alongside the professional cast in 2022's Henry VI: Rebellion. They played the roles of working people who take part in the rebellion led by the character of Jack Cade against Henry VI, and townsfolk in a scene where Henry VI is out hunting.
Initially they rehearsed in their local theatres before taking to the Royal Shakespeare Theatre stage from April 2022, with each group appearing in around four performances.
The Comedy of Errors
Below, you can get an insight into their 2022 performance of The Comedy of Errors.
The Shakespeare Nation adult engagement work is generously supported by the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation
The Oakley Charitable Trust: Supporting the involvement of Next Generation Act and Shakespeare Nation in Henry VI: Rebellion