The Festival of Lost & Found


A Winter treat this month, working with Coventry’s own Talking Birds on a site-based performance in collaboration with the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust.

The piece, a spurious Festival re-imagining the rained-off, final day’s parade organised 250 years ago by David Garrick. At that Festival in 1769, Garrick – the pre-eminent actor of his generation – unveiled a commissioned statue of the town’s famous son and created a Festival which would evolve through time, demanding a venue and permanent company whose reputation and legacy more than any other defines the dramatic culture of our land and language. The atmospheric, soggy and chilled environs of New Place played host to these shenanigans.


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