OUTDOOR theatre is set to return to Packwood House this summer.
The Lord Chamberlain’s Men will be turning the gardens into a stage when they perform William Shakespeare’s As You Like It on June 18.
Shakespeare’s comedy tells the story of what happens when Rosalind and her cousin escape into the Forest of Arden and find Orlando, who she tricks into wooing her under the guise of a boy shepherd.
Peter Stickney, the theatre company’s artistic director and producer said: “Experiencing Shakespeare’s productions outside, where he first saw them, is a truly special thing.
“As the light fades and the moon shines bright, it is thrilling to think that we are looking at the same moon Shakespeare did whilst we listen to words he wrote more than 400 years ago.”
Audiences are encouraged to bring a chair, a picnic and a glass of something chilled to enjoy the show with.
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