Author: romeo

  • Twelfth Night

    Twelfth Night

    A storm at sea throws twins onto new shores. Rescued and reinvented, there is little time to mourn: Illyria is in the “Roaring Twenties”! Our effervescent production provided a cocktail of confusion, comedy, and cross-dressing, as Viola tried to make sense of who she is, who she loves, and what the hell is going on…

  • A brief history of Wylds Farm and a glimpse into the future

    A brief history of Wylds Farm and a glimpse into the future

    Wylds Farm was originally part of the larger 200-acre Wylds Estate purchased in 1885 by the Rev. George Cardew. We believe the great Red Oaks that stand on the hill, were planted around this time. After the war, in 1950, Wylds was owned by Mr & Mrs Holland who reclaimed the farmland from scrub and…

  • Much Ado About Nothing

    Much Ado About Nothing

      Sun-drenched post-war Italy was the setting for this famous comedy, centering around celebration, courtship and love. Two contrasting pairs navigated their way through matchmaking and manipulation, influenced by secret schemes and animated by a comedic battle of wits. Key characters Beatrice and Benedick found themselves torn between love and the reluctance to fall into…

  • Wylds Farm: Its trees & the Petersfield By-pass

    Wylds Farm: Its trees & the Petersfield By-pass

    Wylds Farm was originally part of the larger 200 acre Wylds Estate purchased in 1885 by the Rev. George Cardew. He created the Wylds Lake to give work to local unemployed, and laid out the gardens. We believe the great Red Oaks (the backdrop for the play) were planted around this time; also, the two…

  • Fairy Fly Past – May 2021

    This is the second showcase of the stunning performance site on May 30th, 2021. The feature contains original music by William Glancy for ‘Titania’s Lullaby’ from “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”: Act 2, scene ii. View it here: https://youtu.be/4j5g91gk_Yc.

  • Fairy Flypast – April 2021

    Fairy Flypast – April 2021

    Here’s our first fairy fly past of PSF2021 venue Wylds Farm Christmas Trees, taken last week. Standby for further footage as the seasons change and we Spring into Midsummer… Original footage and music by William Glancy, commissioned for PSF 2021.

  • A Midsummer Night’s Dream

    A Midsummer Night’s Dream

    After the long dark days of the pandemic, PSF was thrilled to present live theatre once more and to welcome audiences to the woodland wonderland of Wylds Farm for the first time. No better way and no better play to inaugurate the new look festival than with A Midsummer Night’s Dream. The prospect of sitting…

  • In Conversation: Writing & Directing

    In Conversation: Writing & Directing

    Director Becky Hope-Palmer, and PSF Associate Playwright, Laura Turner discuss the challenges and joys of Shakespeare, open-air theatre, writing and directing.

  • In Conversation: Costume

    In Conversation: Costume

    Nicole Small has been designing and making costumes for PSF since 2016. Here she talks about her career and craft.

  • Juliet

    Juliet

    This fascinating interpretation of Juliet is written and performed by Bea Harmston, a 16-year-old from West Sussex.