Bedales’ Petersfield Shakespeare Festival opens for auditions

The Petersfield Shakespeare Festival returns to Bedales in July this year and auditions will be taking place this weekend (15th and 16th February) in preparation for the summer production.

Following two hugely successful seasons, audiences will enjoy the classic English comedy The Merry Wives of Windsor (reset as The Merry Wives of Meon) and that most visceral of tragedies, Macbeth. The English summer will provide the backdrop for the plays to be performed in the gorgeous outdoor Sotherington Theatre space at Bedales School, during what is now a leading theatre festival in the South.

Auditions for both productions are being held at The Olivier Theatre, Bedales School on Saturday 15th February between 2pm and 5pm and on Sunday 16th February between 10am and 1pm. If you are interested please contact the Festival Administrator Georgia Green at for audition forms.

Petersfield Shakespeare Festival cast 2013


Bedales School is one of the UK’s top independent private co-education boarding schools. Bedales comprises three schools situated in Steep, near Petersfield, Hampshire: Dunannie (ages 3–8), Dunhurst (ages 8–13) and Bedales itself (ages 13–18). Established in 1893 Bedales School puts emphasis on the Arts, Sciences, voluntary service, pastoral care, and listening to students’ views. Bedales is acclaimed for its drama, theatre, art and music. The Headmaster is Keith Budge.


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