Chiltern Shakespeare Company

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The Chiltern Shakespeare Company is a Shakespearean theatre company founded in 1989 that produces Shakespearean plays annually in Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire. Recent productions include Much Ado about Nothing, Twelfth Night, A Midsummer Night's Dream, As You Like It, The Taming of the Shrew, The Merchant of Venice and The Merry Wives of Windsor.[1]


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The company was founded by Michael Wiseman in order to produce the plays in traditional settings, both open air and with respect to costumes and sets. The participating actors are amateur performers from the Chilterns and Thames Valley areas.

The Open Air Theatre (set up specifically every summer) is a 450+ seat covered auditorium that offers a full view of the stage and includes special facilities for the disabled and hard of hearing.[2] Facilities include parking space close to the auditorium, and food and refreshments are available at the bar in the main marquee.

Many visitors have picnics in the surrounding parkland.

The patrons include the Academy Award-winning actor Jeremy Irons, and the owner of the location of the performances.[1] Its joint Presidents are Susan and Dickon Thorndike.

Future Productions[edit]

The production for 2017 will be Much Ado About Nothing and once again will be staged in the grounds of Hall Barn, Beaconsfield.

Performance dates will be in June 2017.

Auditions are held annually in late January/early February with rehearsals running from March through to performances.

Past Productions[edit]


  1. ^ a b Chiltern Shakespeare Company website Archived 2011-05-13 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ Orchard, Nicola (2007-06-01). "Enjoy Summertime With Shakespeare". Bucks Free Press. Archived from the original on 2007-09-22. Retrieved 2010-11-08.

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