Shakespeare in St Dogmaels Abbey

Our next production will be Cymbeline directed by Georgina Ferry
31 July - 3 August 2024.
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What people are saying about us

So @abbeyshakespear Julius Caesar was phenomenal. Little amateur company in St Dogmaels every year, I have so many thoughts and want to teach it. It was so clear, simple no gimmick no set except a stone wall. Utterly brilliant. And it rained on a line about a storm which was 👌

— Myfanwy Edwards, Twitter

Worth going a long way to see and hear Shakespeare done "properly". This amateur company cannot be praised too highly for excelling most professional actors in verse-speaking, movement and meaning.

This was easily the best Midsummer Night's Dream we have seen anywhere.

— John P, TripAdvisor

In terms of interpretation, and going back to the roots of the play, your production was streaks ahead of the RSC.

Shakespeare didn't have big glossy moving sets or the luxury of modern technology. Your productions are simple, effective, funny, moving, and extraordinarily inventive. Thank you for a fabulous evening!

— Kathy M, email


St Dogmaels Abbey is located in the beautiful village of St Dogmaels (Llandudoch) in Pembrokeshire, West Wales. St Dogmaels sits on the Teifi river, a short distance from the market town of Cardigan.

The Abbey was built by Robert fitz Martin early in the 12th century for monks of the Tironensian order. It was dissolved in 1536 by Henry VIII. The ruins form a natural stage: the surviving stone staircases, embrasures and platforms provide opportunities for dramatic staging with minimal extra set.

The village is also home to a fully working water mill and has a popular farmers' market every Tuesday, which was named the best food market in Britain by the BBC Food and Farming Awards in 2016.

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