Nottingham Shakespeare Society

Events Programme 2019 - 2020

All meetings take place at
The Nottingham Mechanics,
3 North Sherwood Street

...and begin at 7:00pm. Scroll to the bottom of the page for a location map.


September 10th

The President's Talk

"A Lass Unparallel'd" Shakespeare's strong women and the question of gender-neutral casting.

September 24th

"And They All Lived Happily Ever After."

A reading of scenes from "The Tamer Tamed", John Fletcher's riposte to "The Taming of the Shrew" and a look at some afterlives of other Shakespearean married couples. Julia Pirie

October 8th

"Venus and Adonis": The Shakespeare Smash Hit You Never Heard About.

Talk by Sarah Olive The University of York

October 22nd

Reading: "King Lear”

November 5th

"King Lear" The Last Tragedy.

Talk by Les Wilkinson

November 19th

“The Merry Wives of Windsor”

Reading by Nottingham High School Students

December 3rd

“The Merry Wives of Windsor”

Talk by William Ruff

December 17th

Members’ Evening


January 7th


Talk by Ben Burton Nottingham High School

January 21st

Reading: Coriolanus

February 4th

"Two Potential Marriages and What Might be a Funeral."

Much Ado About Nothing Talk by Anthony Rice

February 18th

Reading: Much Ado About Nothing.

March 3rd

HenryIV and the Edges of England.

Talk by Lisa Hopkins University of York

March 17th

Reading: Henry IV part one

March 31st

Reading: Henry IV part two

April 14th

Poetry, Prose and Music

Arranged by Sandra Appleton and William Ruff

April 28th

Annual Birthday Buffet

May 12th

Annual General Meeting

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