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Butterfly Theatre (UK)

Butterfly Theatre Company specialises in site responsive Shakespeare in extraordinary locations of natural beauty around the world like caves and ancient woodlands. We are passionate about connecting people to each other and their environment through making accessible, truthful, moment to moment authentic Shakespeare. We are also now exploring online Shakespeare productions making them immersive and interactive from your sofa!

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Gift Horse Theatre (Dublin)

Gift Horse Theatre is a Dublin-based company founded in 2018 by Signe Lury, Elishka Lane Barnes, Doris de Vries, Mae Leahy, and Ciara Berkeley. Gift Horse explores stories past and present as part of a playful, forward-thinking, environmentally-conscious theatre practice. Our debut production 'Tess,' an adaptation of Hardy's 'Tess of the d'Urbervilles,' took place in the Rose Garden in Trinity College Dublin in May 2019, celebrating and responding to its natural performance space.

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HamletScenen (Denmark)

"We are HamletScenen, a theatre based in Elsinore at Kronborg Castle, Denmark. The theatre was established in 2008 by The Cultural Ministry and Elsinore Municipality and has a professional team and Board of Governors."

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The HandleBards (UK)

"We are the HandleBards, cycling Shakespearean actors who carry all of our set, props and costumes on the back of our bikes, performing extremely energetic, charmingly chaotic and environmentally sustainable Shakespeare plays across the UK. The HandleBards began with a sense of adventure, a love of Shakespeare and a nifty little pun. Since four fearless friends (Paul Moss, Callum Cheatle, Tom Dixon and Callum Brodie) pedalled Twelfth Night to twenty UK venues in 2013, we have grown to become an internationally renowned theatre company, bringing our uniquely irreverent brand of Shakespeare to audiences all over the globe."

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Parrabbola (UK and Europe)

"Parrabbola is a non-profit-making cultural organisation that specialises in community engagement through participatory creative activity. From tiny rural communities to major international festivals, we work with people within their own localities using creativity to help them engage with, learn about and celebrate the places where they live. Parrabbola has a small management and artistic team that brings together independent freelance arts and cultural practitioners to work co-operatively on its community play, street festival projects and development programmes in the UK and overseas. We’ve also been commissioned by Arts Council England to develop work within diverse communities. All this is done chiefly through large scale community performances which bring together companies of as many as 300 participants and volunteers to create spectacular outdoor and indoor work from scratch. We have a very successful track record of working in across the UK and internationally. You can see films of our work at We have adapted our participatory model to engage communities across Europe through large scale community productions of Shakespeare - in association with many of the members of the European Shakespeare Festivals Network. We are a key partner in the York International Shakespeare Festival."

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Prague Shakespeare Company (Czech Republic)

"Founded in 2008 by Artistic Director Guy Roberts, now in its 12th season, the Prague Shakespeare Company is the professional English-Language theatre of the Czech Republic, based out of Prague."

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Shakespeare Birthplace Trust (England)

The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust is the independent charity that cares for the world’s greatest Shakespeare heritage sites in Stratford-upon-Avon, and promotes the enjoyment and understanding of his works, life and times. The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust was formed in 1847 following the purchase of Shakespeare’s Birthplace as a national memorial. The Trust now cares for five beautifully preserved homes and gardens directly linked to Shakespeare and his family in Stratford-upon-Avon. Through the five historic Shakespeare family homes, our Designated Collection, award-winning learning programmes, research projects, creative programming, and digital channels, we provide imaginative, immersive and interactive opportunities for people of all ages and backgrounds to connect with Shakespeare and what he has come to mean in our world.

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Shakespeare's Globe (England)

"Shakespeare’s Globe is a world-renowned performing arts venue, cultural attraction and education centre located on the bank of the River Thames in London. We celebrate Shakespeare’s transformative impact on the world by conducting a radical theatrical experiment. Inspired and informed by the unique historic playing conditions of two beautiful iconic theatres, our diverse programme of work harnesses the power of performance, cultivates intellectual curiosity and excites learning to make Shakespeare accessible for all."

Shakespeare's Globe Website (Scotland)

"Founded in 2019 by Scottish theatre director Alasdair Hunter, create work with Scottish and international artists and launched with a production of Pericles on board RRS Discovery in collaboration with actors from the Dundee Rep Ensemble. We work in partnership with organisations across the globe to bring international artists into Scotland and take Scottish artists out into the world."

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Some Kind of Theatre (Scotland)

Some Kind of Theatre is an Edinburgh-based theatre company who create literary theatre. When not lockdowned by plague, SKoT tours work in ways that focus on sustainability and engagement within communities. Some Kind of Theatre was founded in 2015 and, since 2016, has been delivering abridged, accessible Shakespeare performances to audiences as part of its Shakespeare On The Sofa project.

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EarthShakes aspires to be a truly global collaboration. If you are a theatre company, scholar, teacher, artist, or activist from Europe and are interested in joining us, or if you know of a European organization or individual who may be inserested in joining, please contact us