The No Holds Bard festival of new one act plays enjoyed a very good opening night – with above average audience numbers for a Thursday. The plays combine stand-up comedy, bloody sword fights and romantic mix-ups to give a modern take on Shakespeare’s plots and turn them into plays for today.
The festival showcases four plays that won a competition run by Newport Playgoers as part of the Royal Shakespeare Company’s Open Stages project. Sponsored by our local newspaper, the South Wales Argus, the ‘No Holds Bard’ festival is at the Dolman Theatre from 15th – 17th March. For a taste of the plays check out the photos below: