The rooftop theatre will be held on 3 and 17 August and feature scenes from The Taming of The Shrew alongside recitals of Shakespeare’s Sonnets against the backdrop of the breathtaking Cambridge skyline.
Curated by the Cambridge Shakespeare Festival, the performances are performed in full Elizabethan regalia and are designed to be enjoyed by all, from novices to devotees. The performances are free to attend, but why not make an evening of it with a glass of bubbles and a post-theatre three course repast at The Varsity’s in-house restaurant, The River Bar Steakhouse?
Head chef Angus Martin’s summer menu of gourmet offerings includes choice cuts of locally reared steak, fresh fish, gourmet pies and summer salads.
David Crilly, artistic director of the Cambridge Shakespeare Festival, says: “We’re passionate about bringing Shakespeare to life in new ways and for new audiences, so we’re delighted to partner with the Varsity Hotel to create two unique theatrical experiences. Our actors are excited to be performing with such a stunning backdrop; we feel it gives a heightened drama to the Bard’s words which the audience is sure to enjoy.”
The performance is free, however priority tickets are available along with a three-course dinner for £30. The action starts at 7pm with dinner to follow.