We combine improvisation and location theatre with the original lines of classical plays, providing to our broad audience an interactive experience and a deeper understanding of the classical plays.
In our training sessions and masterclasses we exchange and bundle the qualities of all theatre forms, inspiring us towards new, progressive and challenging productions and concepts.
The stories we play
Our performances happen in the moment, making full use of the room, the audience and the objects they bring. For you to discover how today’s story will play out…
Enter the fantastic world of A Midsummer Night's Dream
We are taking the wonderful story of A Midsummer Night's Dream back in our repertoire. Tickets are limited, so buy your tickets now through our Ticketshop.
Experience Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet
ROMEO & JULIET is currently only bookable. Do you have a venue and an audience were Romeo & Juliet would be perfect for? Contact us.
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About Romeo & Juliet and The Dutch Factory
About Kevin Bennett
Originally from Vancouver Canada, Kevin is a theatre director who has travelled the world working on plays with a special focus on activating Shakespeare’s language. After spending two seasons at Canada’s Stratford Festival as an assistant director and participant in their Michael Langham Workshop for Classical Direction, Kevin began working with Shakespeare’s Globe theatre in London. First as an assistant director, and subsequently he travelled the world as the associate director for their production of The Merchant Venice, starring Jonathan Pryce as Shylock. During this world tour Kevin had the opportunity to teach Shakespeare in the UK, USA and China to students and teachers of all experience levels.
Most recently, Kevin has been back in Canada directing large scale productions of Alan Bennett’s The Madness of George III at the Shaw Festival theatre in Niagara-on-the-Lake (a production featured in The Wall Street Journal’s top ten shows of 2017) and Mike Bartlett’s King Charles III at Vancouver’s Arts Club Theatre company (a contemporary take on a Shakespearean history play). This coming spring he will be returning to the Shaw Festival to co-direct Henry V with renowned British Shakespearean director Tim Carroll.
He also has been helping launch a new initiative in Vancouver’s inner city directing an immersive production of Romeo and Juliet starring both disadvantaged youth and professional actors.
Kevin has directed Macbeth, Hamlet, King Lear, Measure for Measure, Troilus and Cressida, Romeo and Juliet, A Midsummer Night’s Dream and been an associate or assistant director on The Merchant of Venice, Much Ado About Nothing, Richard III, King John, The Winter’s Tale and many other non-Shakespearean plays!