You Like It
Lyveden New Bield, near Oundle
27 June at 7.00pm
Tickets: £7.50 (children £3.50). All tickets
£9.00 on the night.
Box Office: 01909 511061
Lamport Hall, near Brixworth
Saturday 31 July at 6.30pm
Tickets: £10.00 (under 18s £8.00). On the
night: £12.00 (under 18s £10.00)
are some things that make English summers so special: strawberries,
Wimbledon, sitting in the park and cricket on the village green.
OK, so there's rain, traffic jams and airport delays as well, but
please be romantic for a moment!
There's also watching an open-air Shakespeare play in an idyllic
setting on a balmy summer's evening.
The regional touring theatre company, Mad Dogs and Englishmen Theatre,
are bringing one of Shakespeare's romantic comedies to two locations
in Northamptonshire in June and July.
As You Like It is being performed at Lyveden New Bield, near Oundle,
at the end of June and again at Lamport Hall, between Northampton
and Kettering, at the end of July.
As You Like It is the one full of lovesick shepherds, melancholy
poets and a cross-dressing heroine. "All the world's a stage,
And all the men and women merely players" is its most famous
Dogs and Englishmen specialise in high energy, physical theatre,
so even if you feel a little uncomfortable with 400-year-old language,
you should find it an entertaining show.
have to take your own rugs or low-back seating (and don't forget
the possibility of rain!).
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