King's Lynn Shakespeare Festival off for next month but plans laid for 2022
Lynn's Shakespeare Festival that was due to be held next month has fallen victim to the continuing Covid situation.
But the King’s Lynn Shakespeare Festival Theatre Company has announced that the Festival will return in April 2022 in a larger format.
It will take place over three days – April 22-24 and remain true to its founding principles.
Six of this country’s leading Shakespearean Scholars will be giving talks, holding Q&A sessions and engaging in a round-table discussions with the audiences.
Following the sponsorship deal with King’s Lynn Town Football Club, the subjects covered by the speakers will include the relationship between football and theatre – and the connection between the supporters and audience for both.
It is hoped that representatives of both the players and staff from the club will be a part of this event.
This will expand into a discussion on the relationship between all live sport and all live theatre.
There will also be a range of talks covering the character and specific features of Shakespearean theatre and performance, the nature of Shakespeare’s touring companies, significant dates and details from Shakespeare’s life, new evidence surrounding the possible link between Shakespeare and the Guildhall of St George, and an investigation into the nature and importance of the original Quarto and Folio editions of the playtexts - contrasted with their modern counterparts.
There will also be Shakespeare acting workshops with the Festival’s artistic director Andrew Jarvis and a 'celebratory performance' with Mr Jarvis performing his one-man show looking back at his life on the stage with the RSC.