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Shakespeare at the Tobacco Factory (stf) is delighted to share with you that we have been awarded £50,000 as part of the Government’s £1.57 billion Culture Recovery Fund (CRF) to help face the challenges of the coronavirus pandemic and to ensure we have a sustainable...

John Shrapnel  We are all shocked and saddened to hear of the death of John Shrapnel at the age of only 77. He and I first met at the Bristol Old Vic in 1979 when we played together in Adrian Noble’s production of Timon of Athens...

Jonathan Miller  A personal appreciation from Andrew Hilton Like so many of my generation working in the theatre, I was deeply saddened to hear yesterday of the death of Sir Jonathan Miller. Jonathan directed a very much admired HAMLET for Shakespeare at the Tobacco Factory in 2008,...

We are thrilled for Abraham Popoola who has won 'Best actor in a play' in The Stage Debut Awards for Othello, our 2017 co-production. Photo by: The Other Richard. Abraham, who graduated from RADA in 2016, joined stf in January 2017 as Othello in our acclaimed co-production directed by...

The sudden death of Benjamin Whitrow last week came as a great shock and sadness to all of us. His long career as a supporting actor of the first rank – he was probably best known for his definitive Mr Bennet in the BBC’s 1995...

After 18 years of producing in the Spring, Shakespeare at the Tobacco Factory (stf) looks forward to a seasonal change next year, when it moves to an autumn season. As one of the UK's most admired ensemble theatre companies, stf's Bristol productions regularly attract capacity audiences - over 20,000...

Tartuffe our co-production with Tobacco Factory Theatres has received brilliant reviews and audience feedback: ★★★★ Stage Talk Magazine 'An adaptation that treats Molière’s 17th century comedy with great respect, yet which seems as fresh and immediate as today’s news.' Mike Whitton ★★★★ The Reviews Hub 'a rip-roaring night of comedy...

The cast and crew of TARTUFFE, offer an insight into behind the scenes.   13th April: Philip Buck Shakespeare at the Tobacco Factory's TARTUFFE co-production with Tobacco Factory Theatres - Conmen and Imposters It is often said that in Tartuffe, Cleante, on whom the role of Clem in Dominic and Andrew’s version...