The Cambridge office of Penningtons Solicitors LLP is delighted to be the sole sponsor for the Cambridge Shakespeare Festival 2013. The CSF celebrates its 26th season this year with performances of eight of Shakespeare’s best loved plays staged in the gardens of six Cambridge University colleges.
Described by the Sunday Times as “the most significant cultural event in the region” and ranked fourth in The Independent’s UK Top Arts Festivals, the CSF has become an annual cultural highlight in the region attracting in excess of 25,000 visitors to Cambridge for the productions which run during the six weeks of the festival.
The first half of the CSF programme starts with performances of The Comedy of Errors, Much Ado About Nothing, Cymbeline, and Romeo and Juliet which run from 8 July through to 27 July. The second half of the festival programme comprises performances of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Richard III, Hamlet and The Two Gentlemen of Verona, which can be seen from 29 July to 17 August. More detailed programme information can be found at www.cambridgeshakespeare.com.
The festival season will also include seven special charity performances in memory of Margaret Elizabeth Crilly. These performances are in support of two worthy charities, the East Anglia’s Children’s Hospice in Milton and the St John’s Hospice in the Wirral. More information on these special charity performances can be found on the CSF website at http://www.cambridgeshakespeare.com/programme/charity/.
Penningtons corporate partner, James Stephen, commented: “Penningtons is delighted to be associated with the Cambridge Shakespeare Festival 2013 which is one of the city’s iconic cultural events. Robert Graves once said: “The remarkable thing about Shakespeare is that he is really very good – in spite of all the people who say he is very good.” The Cambridge Shakespeare Festival offers us the opportunity to remind ourselves of that truth and to enjoy these wonderful plays in the beautiful open air setting of a Cambridge college garden on a summer evening.”
Festival artistic director, Dr David Crilly, said of Penningtons' sponsorship of the festival: “We’re absolutely delighted to have developed this partnership with Penningtons for 2013 and for the Cambridge Shakespeare Festival 2014. The festival has won many accolades over the years and means a great deal to many people. It continues to attract visitors from all over the globe. However, the festival is, first and foremost, a community event. It exists for the people of Cambridgeshire – old and young – so it’s fitting that the festival is associated with Penningtons - a partnership that exists to support the business community of our region.”