The Shakespeare Institute Players is the dramatic society for the postgraduate students of the University of Birmingham's Shakespeare Institute, located in Stratford-upon-Avon. We are not a professional company, and we do not give classes in acting, award bursaries, nor are we a stand-alone theatre which takes bookings for other theatre companies.
The Players have been around in different guises since 1951! As this site has been set up to house the archives of the Players, it will always be a work in progress.
On these pages you will find out about our upcoming productions, past productions, and a bit about the people who are or have been members.
Please keep checking back to see our progress and please feel free to drop us a line to say what you think (or if you're a former member, if you have anything you'd like to add).
To celebrate the 60th anniversary of the first recorded performance of the Shakespeare Institute Players, A Yorkshire Tragedy (attributed to Thomas Middleton), will be directed by Peter Malin. Performances will be in the Lecture Hall at 8pm on Thursday, 2nd - Saturday, 4th May 2013 with a 3pm matinee on 4th May. Tickets are £6 (£5 concessions) and are available on the door or reservations can be placed by contacting us by email: email@example.com
Also, the popular Spring Production of William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream directed by John Langdon, assisted by Karen Nichols, will be making a welcomed return as part of the Stratford Fringe. Performances are in the Lecture Hall Wednesday, 29th May - Saturday, 1st June at 7:30pm with a matinee on 1st June at 2:30pm. Tickets are £8 (£6 concessions) and reservations can be made via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Summer Production will be Much Ado About Nothing directed by Kate Mueller. Details to follow once confirmed.
Please note that we are in the middle of tranferring this site from our old server, so not everything is where it should be. Thanks for your patience and understanding.