Shakespeare Link was founded in 1992 by Artistic Directors Susanna Best and Philip Bowen, whose extensive professional experience in theatre includes years with the Royal Shakespeare Company, the English Shakespeare Company, the Royal Opera House and the Old Vic. The Company has had charitable status since 1994. Shakespeare Link has toured worldwide, enthralling audiences and students alike from Utah to the Philippines, and from Budapest to Singapore. The Company has enjoyed strong support from the British Council, and has been highly praised by overseas hosts, audiences, and press. Now based in mid-Wales, we offer a quality resource for the local community and beyond. Our work is flexible and client-led and adapts to the needs of a diverse range of students and teachers, using the medium of Shakespeare to bridge gaps of language and cultural difference, with exceptional results. Our focus now is on broad based community work and we welcome new audiences as well as the contacts and friends we have made at home and abroad to the Willow Globe.
Having travelled the world with their theatre company, it was always in the stars that both Phil and Sue Best would settle somewhere and I can’t think of anywhere better than Mid Wales to set up their highly acclaimed Willow Globe. Although a scaled down version of the Globe in London, the shows on offer here are in no way scaled down. Painstakingly woven out of the finest willow, this organic building stands majestically for all to see. Having been recommended to me by several other attractions locally, I couldn’t really not feature Shakespeare Link and the Willow Globe into this latest edition of the Top 100 Attractions in a wales book.
The stunning 16th Century farmhouse B&B: Beili Neuadd, stands splendidly, amongst lush green countryside, with 6 acres of captivating gardens, paddocks, stream ponds and sublime woodland, and all just a mere 2 miles,