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‘Shakespeare always seems to have something to say to us’ Nelson Mandela 
Shakespeare in the Squares is a new, not-for-profit touring theatre company that will stage a Shakespeare play in London garden squares for one night in each venue every summer. The productions are tailored to the individual garden squares, and we work with the garden committees and other local organisations to create a unique community celebration around the play. Our aim is to provide a showcase for talented young theatre practitioners and we intend to introduce our audiences to the stars of the future. We pay the actors Equity recommended rates and the productions will be innovative, exciting and of the highest professional standard. Productions are funded through a combination of ticket sales, grants and sponsorship from local businesses and organisations . 

Shakespeare in the Squares was founded by Sue Fletcher and Martin Neild.
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Sue Fletcher had a forty-year career in book publishing, including as co-founder of Headline and Deputy MD of Hodder & Stoughton. She has an MA in Theatre and Performance from Queen Mary, University of London, and in 2011 was one of the judges for the Olivier Awards. She goes to the theatre three or four times a week and remains captivated by the magic of live performance.

Martin Neild has worked in publishing for over 30 years. He worked for Macmillan in Australia, Africa and London and then became Managing Director and Chief Executive of Hodder & Stoughton Publishers in 1993. He continues to work for the Hachette Publishing Group as a consultant and also runs his own coaching, training and mentoring company. He is Chair of the Chipping Norton Literary Festival and a trustee of the Michael Cuddigan Trust which gives grants to young composers. He too is a regular and passionate theatregoer.
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Our first production in Summer 2016 was Much Ado About Nothing. (see Much Ado About Nothing)  This was performed to sell-out audiences in 9 squares and was well received by audiences as a charming production in the bucolic setting of some of London's most beautiful garden squares 

For details of our exciting 2017 production please visit 2017 Romeo & Juliet.
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