Shakespeare and His Sisters on Site has concentrated, so far, on two different venues: Lancaster Castle in Lancaster, in collaboration with the Duchy of Lancaster and Penshurst Place, Kent in collaboration with the Penshurst Estate, the Viscount de L’Isle and Philip Sidney.

HENRY V  Summer 2024:  a site specific production of Shakespeare’s  Henry V in Shire Hall, Lancaster Castle on 29 May-1 June 2024 Tickets (£20.00 full price; £10.00 concessions) can be booked online

Saturday 1 June 2024 Open Day of Talks linked to the production

 ‘Cry God for Harry, England and St George’ Henry V and English Patriotism  (free of charge) Lancaster Suite, Lancaster Castle.

10.00 am (Introduction to the play  Professor Alison Findlay (Lancaster University)

10.45-11.00 Coffee

11.00-12.00 Henry V in production (Professor Chris Fitter, Rutgers University)

12.00-12.45 Henry V and Lancaster Castle (Colin Penny Curator of Lancaster Castle Museum)

1.00 pm Matthew Panesh (performance poet) ‘St George’

Lunch break and Mummer’s play (West End Players)

3.00-4.00 pm Staging Henry V  in Shire Hall: Q and A with Director (Emma Rucastle) and members of the Company




Summer 2023  Edward III  A film of our 2023 Performance of Edward III by Shakespeare and staged in the Courtyard of Lancaster Castle can be seen here


Most recent work at Penshurst Place was on 27 September 2022. We successfully staged and filmed Love’s Victory at Penshurst Place. funded by Lancaster University and the Arts and Humanities Research Council. The film is now freely accessible to members of the public along with an introduction to the play

The filmed coterie performance was part of an academic conference The Sidneys of Penshurst and Beyond: Contexts, Connections, Collaborations. Papers from the conference will be published in a double issue of the Sidney Journal 41( 2024)

Shakespeare and His Sisters on Site follow: The International Sidney Society,