Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night comes to the Cotswolds

Actors in rehearsal for Twelfth Night

Actors in rehearsal for Twelfth Night - Credit: Archant

Jenny Wren Productions announce the 9 locations for the open air production of Shakespeare’s much-loved comedy this summer

Actors in rehearsal for Twelfth Night

Actors in rehearsal for Twelfth Night - Credit: Archant

Twelfth Night is one of Shakespeare’s most popular comedies, featuring a set of twins, Viola and Sebastian, stranded on an island, each believing the other to be drowned at sea. Their story unfolds with countless plot twists and turns as the stage is set for an evening of madcap mayhem, music, laughter and tears!

This is Jenny Wren’s first foray into Shakespeare and will be an action-packed outing, fast-paced and energetic, featuring cross-dressing, a couple of fights and some drunken revels. Throw in a shipwreck, much unrequited love and a classic case of mistaken identity and your entertainment is complete. A small cast of six work their yellow cross-gartered stockings off to play all the characters between them – all for your diversion.

Actors in rehearsal for Twelfth Night

Actors in rehearsal for Twelfth Night - Credit: Archant

Jenny Wren Productions have gained an enviable reputation for bringing their own imaginative and unique blend of humour and exciting, physical theatre to their performances. Recent hit productions have included A Child in the Forest, Around the World in 80 Days, The Pickwick Papers, The Hound of the Baskervilles, Brief Encounter and last year’s Oliver Twist.

“We’re really enjoying working on Shakespeare for the first time, and Twelfth Night is a particular favourite of mine,” says Director Jenny Wicks. “We’ve set ourselves an additional challenge by having only a cast of six to play all the roles, so we’re anticipating chaos backstage with all the quick changes! We hope this will add to the sense of fun we try to bring to all our shows - both for the audience and the company!”

Shows will be taking place in the open-air (except in Malvern) at the following locations:

Friday 10th and Saturday 11th July 2015 - Court Lodge, Randwick, nr. Stroud, GL6 6HH.

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Sunday 12th July 2015 - Cathedral of the Forest, Newland, Forest of Dean, GL16 8NL.

Saturday 18th July 2015 - St Augustine’s Farm, Arlingham, Glos. GL2 7JN/GL2 7JR.

Friday 24th and Saturday 25th July 2015 - Coach House Theatre, Malvern. WR14 3HB. (N.B. indoor performances)

Sunday 26th July 2015 - Highnam Court, nr. Gloucester. GL2 8DP.

Wednesday 29th July 2015 - Cowley Manor, nr. Cheltenham, GL53 9NL.

Thursday 30th July 2015 - Westonbirt School, Tetbury, GL8 8QG.

Friday 31st July 2015 - Tuckwell Amphitheatre, Dean Close School, Cheltenham, GL51 6HE.

Sunday 2nd August 2015 - Museum in the Park, Stroud, GL5 4AF.

For more information and to book tickets visit www.jennywrenproductions.co.uk

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