Outdoor Theatre from the Oxford Shakespeare Company

Wednesday 17th July 3pm, 5pm & 7pm

Normal entry fees apply

The New York-based Oxford Shakespeare Company will present two free outdoor performances of Shakespeare’s All’s Well That Ends Well at Hedingham Castle on Wednesday, 17th July, at 5pm & 7pm, with a rain date of 18th July.

The company, made up of actors from throughout the US and UK, is under the direction of Kennedy Center award-winner Ron Song Destro, who will also present a talk on the Shakespeare Authorship Question before the performances at 3pm. The OSC has presented over 40 Shakespeare plays, many in their historic settings, such as Bosworth Field, Flint Castle, Birnam Wood, and the battlefield of Agincourt.

Destro, like other theatre professionals such as Sir Derek Jacobi, Michael York and John Gielgud, believes that Edward de Vere, 17th earl of Oxford, who was born and raised at Hedingham Castle, was the man who wrote under the pseudonym of “William Shake-speare.” It is the thought by many “Oxfordians” that All’s Well That Ends Well is an extremely autobiographical play, which is why the company asked to perform at Hedingham.

He has given his 90-minute visual presentation at institutions throughout the world, including Harvard University, the Edinburgh Skeptics Society and in Stratford-upon-Avon.

The talk and performances are free and open to the public, who are encouraged to bring a blanket or chair for the outdoor shows. If it rains on the 17th, the talk and performances will be given on the 18th at the same times.