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Tuesday 12th-Wednesday 20th January 2021
This summer we bring you Shakespeare’s most farcical play. Slapstick and mistaken identity, shipwrecks and puns, bungling servants and Dukes. All delivered in Shakespeare’s delicious verse.
A crazy tale of twins separated in a shipwreck, a father facing peril to find them again and a wonderful happy ending with unexpected reunions.
Bring a picnic (or grab something from the foodstalls) and settle down to be delighted with music, comedy and Shakespeare’s poetry.
Nelson Summer Shakespeare has built a reputation for beautifully spoken and easily understandable Shakespeare. A joy for the whole family.
Find more details on venues and dates on Facebook.
Reviews for previous shows:
Romeo and Juliet: “The skill of this production lies with the actors’ ability to grasp the Shakespearean language and deliver it in a way that is accessible and easy to follow. The pace, rhythm and timing of the show is exceptional, with moments of brilliance and magic.” (Nelson Mail)
Twelfth Night: “Shrewd direction choices, slick acting and strong characterisations ensure the audience can follow the complicated plot with ease”. (Theatreview)
A Midsummer Night’s Dream: “The acting is superb”. (Stuff)