We are delighted to announce Fiona Ross as the lead Shakespeare practitioner for the Montague Shakespeare Festival. With over two decades of association with the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) at Stratford-upon-Avon, Fiona’s expertise and passion for Shakespeare’s works are unparalleled.

Her tenure at the RSC has seen her lead national and international projects, imparting her knowledge and enthusiasm for Shakespeare across the globe—from Bangkok to the Cayman Islands and New York. Her dynamic approach has enabled actors, community groups, and educators to engage deeply with Shakespeare’s texts, fostering a profound appreciation and understanding of his works.

As an associate practitioner, Fiona’s leadership in onstage events has been exemplary, directing scenes with RSC actors in productions like “Faustus,” “White Devil,” “Volpone,” and “As You Like It.” Her directorial prowess extends beyond Shakespeare, with notable works including “After Life” at the Birmingham Conservatoire and “All’s Well That Ends Well” at Bath Spa Productions. Fiona’s role at the festival involves directing “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” promising to bring fresh insights and a unique vision to this beloved classic. Additionally, her workshops are designed to inspire and educate, offering participants a rare opportunity to learn from a seasoned RSC practitioner.

Fiona Ross is stepping into the directorial role for “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” at the Montague Shakespeare Festival. Her unique vision for the play promises to deliver a production that melds classic Shakespearean themes with contemporary insight, offering audiences a fresh and engaging interpretation of the beloved work. Fiona’s expertise is set to transform the Shea Theater stage, inviting festival-goers to experience the enchantment, conflict, and comedy of Athens in a way that resonates with both the timelessness and the immediacy of Shakespeare’s exploration of human nature. Her approach not only honors the legacy of the Bard but also invites a new level of connection and reflection from modern audiences, ensuring “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” is a highlight of the festival and a testament to Ross’s directorial acumen.

Join us at the Montague Shakespeare Festival to experience Fiona Ross’s directorial excellence and immerse yourself in the world of Shakespeare under her expert guidance.

Fiona Ross – Director & Lead Practioner