Following a hugely successful debut at Chirk Castle, the LADS are bringing their production of Richard III to the Willow Globe in Rhayadr. This magical space, created from living willow as a miniature of Shakespeare's own theatre, will be a perfect setting for this lavish and energetic production.
Here are some reviews from our Chirk audiences:
"Are you sure they were amateurs?"
"Lovely version - all the best bits!"
"I didn't think I'd enjoy flipping Shakespeare, but they made it come to life".
"You couldn't have a better evening, a better setting, or a better performance - please thank them!" (From an elderly couple who said that they had been to very many outdoor Shakespeares)
The Willow Globe performances will be on 7th September (evening) and 8th September (matinee). Bring a picnic, enjoy the bar and make the most of a really special venue.
If you can't make it to Rhayadr, there will be performances at the Walker Theatre (Theatre Severn) in Shrewsbury on 17th and 18th September. Tickets selling fast!
Our November production will be 'Far from the Madding Crowd', adapted by Matthew White from the novel by Thomas Hardy.
Bathsheba Everdene is young, spirited and beautiful. She is accustomed to being admired. She has already rejected the advances of her loyal friend and shepherd, Gabriel Oak, and of an older, wealthier man who is completely besotted with her. Like the young Queen Victoria, who has just taken the reigns of Empire, Bathsheba intends to run her farm with strength and determination. But then she encounters the dashing Sergeant Troy – and for once, Bathsheba is no longer in control.
Thomas Hardy’s famous novel explores the lives and loves of ordinary people, firmly rooted in the seasonal calendar of rural England. With feelings running so high and Hardy at the helm, tragedy is almost inevitable. But will Bathsheba survive all that fate is about to throw at her? And can she find lasting love?
The LADS production of Far from the Madding Crowd is directed by Alison Utting (Under Milk Wood, The Accrington Pals). It’s a fast-moving telling of the story, accompanied by traditional music of the period, with tunes collected by Hardy himself. With performances at Ellesmere College, KinoKulture independent cinema, and Llanymynech Village Hall, there will be plenty of opportunities to catch this exciting production.