Production History

Advice To The Players was founded in the Spring of 1999 by Caroline Nesbitt. Beginning with a March production of Othello and continuing the next year with Much Ado About Nothing (2000), programming expanded over the years to include our celebrated outdoor Summer productions at the Sandwich Fairgrounds Stage in Sandwich, NH, beloved performances of A Christmas Carol at The Barnstormers Theatre in Tamworth, NH, as well as our Education initiatives that have brought the joy of Shakespeare to an entire generation of area youth.

We continue to mount two full-scale productions in the Summer and Spring, as well as additional “second-stage” offerings during our Summer season. We offer classes, camps, and workshops during the Summer and Winter.

Production History
March 1999 – Othello
March 2000 – Much Ado About Nothing
December 2000 – A Christmas Carol
March 2001 – Romeo & Juliet
August 2002 – As You Like It
December 2002 – A Christmas Carol
March 2003 – A Midsummer Night’s Dream
August 2003 – The Comedy of Errors
December 2003 – A Christmas Carol
March 2004 – Hamlet
August 2004 – Much Ado About Nothing (NH Theatre Award Best Actor Winner: Heather Hamilton as Beatrice)
December 2004 – A Christmas Carol
March 2005 – The Tempest (NH Theatre Award for General Excellence)
August 2005 – Love’s Labour’s Lost (NH Theatre Award for General Excellence)
December 2005 – The Pirates of Penzance
March 2006 – Romeo and Juliet (NH Theatre Award Best Actor Winner: Jean Mar Brown as Nurse)
August 2006 – Twelfth Night
December 2006 – H.M.S. Pinafore
March 2007 – Macbeth
August 2007 – As You Like It (NH Theatre Award Best Actor Winners: Candace Clift as Rosalind & Miranda Posner as Celia)
December 2007 – A Christmas Carol
March 2008 – A Midsummer Night’s Dream
August 2008 – The Taming of the Shrew
December 2008 – A Christmas Carol
March 2009 – Henry V (NH Theatre Award for General Excellence)
August 2009 – The Winter’s Tale (NH Theatre Award for General Excellence)
October 2009 – The Life & Death of that Dastardly Villain Richard III
December 2009 – A Christmas Carol
March 2010 – Hamlet
August 2010 – The Comedy of Errors
October 2010 – The Most Lamentable Comedy and Most Cruel Death of Pyramus & Thisby
March 2011 – Othello
August 2011 – A Midsummer Night’s Dream
March 2012 – The Merchant of Venice
August 2012 – The Two Gentlemen of Verona
March 2013 – Julius Caesar (NH Theatre Award Best Actor Winner: Angela Hope Smith as Gaius Cassius)
August 2013 – Much Ado About Nothing
March 2014 – Richard III
August 2014 – The Merry Wives of Windsor
March/April 2015 – Romeo and Juliet
July/August 2015 – Twelfth Night
March/April 2016 – Hamlet
July 2016 – The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged) [revised]
August 2016 – The Tempest