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Yours Ever Jane theatre tour in 2021

We are now booking theatres for a tour of Yours Ever Jane in 2021. See our web page for more information on this production and booking information.



Twelfth Night Celebrations for 2021

The Lions part is currently in discussion regarding our Twelfth Night Celebrations. We will post news when we have come up with a cunning plan.

In the meanwhile, please follow us on our facebook, twitter and Instagram feeds, and subscribe to our Youtube Channel.



Our Virtual October Plenty 2020 took place on the 25th of October

Our 25 year old Lions part October Plenty Festival took place online this year preceded by a week of exciting workshops 19th-24th October aimed at families. If you missed it and still wish to see the workshops or the Livestream, please email theLionsPart

You can follow us on our facebook, twitter and Instagram feeds, and subscribe to our Youtube Channel.

This festival was part funded by Arts Council England.



October Plenty 2020 is happening ONLINE

the Lions part are excited to announce that October Plenty 2020 will be going online this year.

A week of workshops 19th-24th October will be followed by a day of events on Sunday 25th October. Please go to our Home page and our October Plenty web page for details and more importantly keep an eye on our facebook, twitter and Instagram feeds, and subscribe to our Youtube Channel.

Please download the programme:

Programme - October Plenty 2020 Virtual Festival


Arts Council England Emergency Covid-19 Fund 2020

the Lions part, like all arts and heritage organisations, is trying to fathom how we can continue to create our work and share it with you.
We are a charity which survives on donations and one-off grants. Thanks to the Arts Council England Emergency Covid-19 Fund 2020, we have been given a little bit of a breathing space.

Our Apple day Festival, October Plenty, is a long way off, but rest assured we are cogitating ideas, both small and great, to offer you. Keep an eye on our facebook and twitter feeds and this website for news. We will be posting regularly over the next few weeks.

See you there!


2020 Twelfth Night information

The date for Twelfth Night 2020 has been set. Please join us on Sunday 5th January for this festival starting at 2PM.


2019 October Plenty information

The date for October Plenty 2019 has been set.
Please join us on SUNDAY 20th OCTOBER 2019 for this festival.

Note: new venue for October Plenty 2019

The Lions Part poster for October Plenty is available for download.

The Lions Part press release for October Plenty is available for download.


Yours Ever Jane performance information

We will be performing Yours Ever, Jane at the Stables Theatre
for the Hastings Theatre Festival on 4 July 2019


2019 Twelfth Night information

The date for Twelfth Night 2019 has been set. Please join us on Sunday 6th January for this festival starting at 2PM.

The Lions Part poster for Twelfth Night is available for download.

The Lions Part press release for Twelfth Night is available for download.


2018 October Plenty information

Pictures of this event are here

The date for October Plenty 2018 has been set. Please join us on Sunday 21st October for this festival.


2018 Twelfth Night information

The date for Twelfth Night 2018 has been set. Please join us on Sunday 7th January for this festival.

The Lions Part poster for Twelfth Night is available for download.


Shakespeare in Cuba - for Shakespeare's 400th anniversary

The Lions part is supporting and taking part in the "Shakespeare in Cuba" project, a short festival devised and produced by Lions part member Sarah Finch in Havana in September 2016.

the Shakespeare in Cuba project



Costume Hire

the Lions part has a range of historical and fantastical costumes for hire

the Lions part has a range of historical and fantastical costumes for hire at competitive rates from their store in Bermondsey. From magnificent Tudor court ladies to rough peasants, including authentically-made garments such as farthingales and hats as well as more straightforwardly theatrical wear, the collection is available for events, parties (Game of Throne themes for example!) and of course plays. Our Women's Land Army costumes are also for hire, and some props are available.

Please email info@thelionspart or phone Callum on 07976 392357 for more information.

More details will be added to our website www.thelionspart.co.uk soon





Publications

Publications from the Lions part are now available on our shop page




Twelfth Night

Photos of twelfth night 2014 are available at 2014 pictures

Videos are available from the Flaneur and the Press Association




Donations for our festivals

We are raising money now for our next festival October Plenty in the Borough Market the third weekend of October! Many of you sent questionnaires back to us after 12th Night and said that you would be willing to pay for our festivals if you could buy tickets. We do not sell tickets but you can donate. Click through to the Virgin Giving page here and make a donation. That way you will ensure a sustainable future for the Lions part. Just think of it as buying a ticket or buying a stake in the festival which will remain free at the point of contact.

Thank you!!




Yours Ever, Jane - latest review

From the Prescott Journal - April 24, 2013

Sarah Finch's one-woman show (Yours Ever, Jane) hit the stage of St, Andrew's Presbyterian Church in Prescott on Saturday night and Sunday afternoon. Finch, who flew in from London last Tuesday and went home early this week, portrayed British writer Jane Austen in a BBC mini-series; the stage show brings the novelist and many of her characters to life 200 years after Pride and Prejudice was published. Yours Ever, Jane was being presented by the St. Lawrence Shakespeare Festival. "The performance by Sarah Finch was outstanding, with both shows receiving standing ovations" said Artistic Director Ian Farthing. "This show has helped introduce the festival to a whole new audience and we hope many of them will come back to Prescott in the summer"




Yours Ever, Jane - new dates in 2013

We will be performing Yours ever, Jane at the St Lawrence Shakespeare Festival on 21 April, and at the Michaelhouse Festival in Cambridge on 18 May.




January 6th 2013

London's favourite street theatre event broke records last weekend as The Bankside Mummers, accompanied by the legendary Holly Man, heralded the Spring and banished winter woes with their ever popular Twelfth Night celebration. The free pageant, play and procession attracted an audience of over 1200 to the south bank of the River Thames in Southwark on 6th January after listings and event guides described the Twelfth Night Festival as the 'number 1 thing to do in London' over the weekend. Revelries were set in motion by the Green Man, arriving by boat from the river, and continued with dancing music, wassailing (a seasonal blessing involving plenty of cider), eating drinking and the performing of a traditional 12th Night mumming play. After a farandol procession (a kind of 16th century conga) from the Bankside to the George Inn on Borough High Street, the celebrations reached a climax with the singing of traditional madrigals and carols in the George's courtyard. The artists and volunteers involved in the celebrations, all of whom gave their talents and skills for free, were bouyed by the rapturous response of the audience, paving the way perfectly for next year's celebration... the 20th anniversary of the first Lion's Part Twelfth Night Festival in 1994.

Twelfth Night on Bankside



Lilies On The Land

In summer 2012 - after a successful West End run in 2010 and a great UK tour in 2011 - we joined forces again with Fresh Glory Productions to bring our much-loved play LILIES ON THE LAND to even more venues across the UK.

Lilies on the land

More about Lilies On The Land »





the Lions part at the Horniman Museum

On Thursday 26 January 2012 members of the Lions part appeared at the Horniman Museum, London for
An Evening of Twelfth Night Celebrations
as part of their exhibition:
Mummers,Maypoles and Milkmaids: A Journey through the English Ritual Year

Free, advance bookings: marketing@horniman.ac.uk / 0207 291 8168

For more information, visit: www.horniman.ac.uk