Theatre company has teamed up with libraries to celebrate the life of Shakespeare

Shakespeare at the George

Shakespeare at the George - Credit: Archant

Shakespeare at The George (SaTG) has teamed up with libraries in Huntingdon and St Ives to celebrate the life of the bard.

Huntingdon’s award-winning Shakespearean theatre company will be hosting talks and curating displays at both libraries as well as showcasing typical costumes of the period during its Shakespeare Week, from March 12-18.

Shakespeare Week is designed to introduce primary school aged children to The Bard’s work and SaTG will also be creating a child-friendly quiz. The winners will be presented with family tickets to the captioned performance of Richard III at The George Hotel, in Huntingdon, this summer.

In addition to the displays and quiz, both libraries are offering other Shakespearean-themed events throughout the week.

Huntingdon Library is hosting a day of Shakespeare crafts and colouring on March 17, between 10am – 3pm and St Ives Library is holding an Engage talk on the history of SaTG at 2pm on March 13.

Shakespeare at The George’s open-air summer production for 2018 is Richard III, running from June 26 – July 7. Tickets are available at

The performance on July 3 is captioned by Stage Text with the aim of providing access to quality theatre for the local hard of hearing and deaf communities.

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This is the one night when the audience will be able to see the words that the actors are speaking on a screen as well as hearing them. As well as the hard of hearing, it is also increasingly popular with families as the younger children are more able to follow the narrative.

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For more details on Shakespeare week at Huntingdon and St Ives libraries call: 0345 045 5225.