Shakespeare by the Sea (2016)



Shakespeare plays with a shipwreck twist will be brought together for an eagerly awaited new production from mtp.

Elements of Pericles, Prince of Tyre, The Tempest, A Winter’s Tale and Twelfth Night will be used in this year’s Shakespeare by the Sea.

All four plays involve characters shipwrecked, stranded in foreign lands, lost in storms at sea or cast away on strange and hostile shores.

This year’s show follows in the footsteps of last year’s successful event – a modern take on the famous comedy The Merry Wives of Windsor.

But this season is expected to be even more popular as it helps marks 400 years since the death of Shakespeare, the greatest poet and playwright in the English language.

The production will tour to four venues, two of which will be in the open air and will feature a day of drop in workshops for the stars of the future.

The Martello Tower at Jaywick in Essex will be the venue for the outdoor performance; music workshops for all will take place on Saturday 6th August followed by the performance of Shakespeare by the Sea the following Sunday, 7th August.

This format will be replicated at Walton on the Naze.

As special indoor stage version of the show will be held for audiences in Frinton on Sea on the evening of Friday 29th July.

Finally, the show will tour into Suffolk, for a special weekend performance at Wingfield Barns.

Bring a picnic, a rug and any family members aged eight and up to enjoy the show.

Entry is free but contributions are welcome. All donations will go towards the RNLI – the charity that saves lives at sea. 

‘Shakespeare by the Sea’ dates have been released! 


Tour Dates

Saturday 06 August 2016 – Jaywick Martello Tower, Jaywick, Essex | FREE
Saturday 13 August 2016 – Columbine Centre, Walton, Essex | FREE

Sunday 07 August 2016 – Jaywick Martello Tower, Jaywick, Essex
Friday 12 August 2016 – Frinton Lawn Tennis Club, Frinton, Essex
Sunday 14 August 2016 – Columbine Centre, Walton, Essex
Saturday 10 September 2016 – Wingfield Barns, Diss, Suffolk
Sunday 11 September 2016 – Wingfield Barns, Diss, Suffolk

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