If music be the food of love play on… some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them…

It’s ten years since ACT took its first summer Shakespeare into the grounds of Bradford Cathedral. This year we’ll be presenting one of Bill’s best loved comedies. The entirely sensible tale of love, of lust, of lies, of ambition, of really strange dancing, and really horrible socks.

With original music by some very talented local musicians, with a cast that mixes professionally trained actors with complete beginners (speaking of which, if you find yourself inspired, please do get in touch), Twelfth Night promises to be a summer delight, containing some of Shakespeare’s best known speeches.

Sorry about the dancing though, just putting that out there.

And the socks.


Tickets for this year’s summer Shakespeare at Bradford Cathedral are on sale, and selling well we’re told.

Tickets are £10 (£7 concession) from the Cathedral office or on the door. Or you can order them online (including booking fee) for £10.54 (£7.38 concession) from this link:


Half your ticket cost will go to the upkeep of the Cathedral and its work, half to developing culture and confidence in Bradford.

Speaking of which read here

Welcome to ACT Bradford

Actors’ Community Theatre (ACT) has worked to encourage and develop participation in the arts in Bradford for nearly 20 years in its current form.

As one offshoot of the old Bradford Playhouse acting company ACT has roots going back decades.  Our ambition is to entertain, to educate, to encourage and to bring people together from every walk of life.

Our ambition, quite simply, is to be an asset to Bradford.