There’s something about seeing Shakespeare in the open air that adds a special feel to the dramatic experience. This summer there is a great new production of The Winter’s Tale showing around the area. One of the most spectacular venues is the Torch Theatre’s presentation at the Stackpole Centre during July.
Tale in a jazz club
Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale is given a whole new look and treatment by the Taking Flight theatre company, which is touring venues in the area with this new production.
Milford Haven’s Torch Theatre is presenting the Stackpole Centre stagings of this romantic tragic-comedy.
It’s a story of loss, repentance, love and reconciliation. Taking Flight have set the play in a lively jazz club where the music might even get you dancing. Shakespeare’s green-eyed monster jealousy destroys this vibrant world, leaving it in a state of permanent winter.
But there is a way out – you’ll be carried over the sea to a place where music, love and plenty of laughter can heal the wounds of tragedy.
The play is showing at the National Trust’s Stackpole Centre from July 16th to 18th, with matinee and evening performances. Tickets (£14, £10 concessions) can be booked through the Torch Theatre website, or phone 01646 695 267.
The shows are outdoors, so wear warm clothing and take light portable seating or blankets to sit on. And take a picnic!
Stackpole is a stunning setting for Shakespeare drama, as well as being a listed designed landscape and an internationally important nature reserve.
Exotic plants in Lodge Park give way to mixed woodland further upstream. The famous Bosherston Lakes nearby were created 200 years ago and are now a wildlife habitat famous for otters, water birds and dragonflies.
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