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Much Ado About Nothing Shakespeare Conference

A Morning Conference with a paper by psychoanalyst Jane Cheshire and a discussion with director Elizabeth Freestone and members of the cast.

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Saturday 2nd November 2019, 10.00 am – 1.00 pm
Registration from 9.30 am

“There’s a skirmish of wit between them.”
(Act I, Scene I) 

This is the Bridge Foundation’s 14th joint venture with Shakespeare at the Tobacco Factory (stf).

Our speakers on 2nd November will be:

Jane Cheshire, a BPC registered psychoanalytic psychotherapist, with thirty years of clinical experience in the Bath/Bristol area.  She has a particular interest in the application of psychoanalytic ideas to cultural facts. She has lectured and taught widely and is a training therapist for Severnside Institute for Psychotherapy and other training organisations. She is also a trustee of the Bridge Foundation.

Elizabeth Freestone,
director of this stf production and last year’s production of Henry V, trained at Rose Bruford College, The National Studio and the RSC. She was Artistic Director of Pentabus Theatre Company from 2012-17.  For the RSC, Elizabeth’s directing work includes The Comedy of Errors and The Rape of Lucrece. As part of the RSC’s 50th birthday she directed Caryl Churchill’s seminal play, Softcops – one of her many theatre credits.

Chair: David Punter. David Punter is a widely published poet, critic and academic, currently Professor of English at the University of Bristol, with longstanding interests in fields as diverse as metaphor, the passions, psychoanalysis, and the law.

About the production:

Cost of conference ticket £35 (£25 unwaged) (email or book at – small booking fee applies)

You can purchase theatre tickets direct from the Tobacco Factory here.