“many a good hanging prevents a bad marriage” – this is just one of the many hilarious quotations from Shakespeare’s “Twelfth Night”, which is coming to Whalley Abbey.
Leading professional touring theatre company Dean Taylor Productions is to perform outdoor shows within the spectacular environment of Whalley Abbey as part of its ninth outdoor summer season.
“We began nine years ago at Hoghton Tower, Preston, with Twelfth Night,” recalls producer/director Dean Taylor.
Famous and familiar characters lace this heady, comedic cocktail of ribaldry and farce, including Sir Toby Belch, the pompous Malvolio and the inept, effete Sir Andrew Aguecheek.
A cast of 11 professional actors and musicians in period costume from the Royal Shakespeare Company are primed and ready with rehearsals under way.
Dean added: “Bring a picnic, a bottle or two, friends and family whatever their ages and experience theatre at its most fun and natural.”
Refreshments and bar facilities will be available.
The performances will be held on Sunday, July 10th, at 2 p.m., Wednesday, July 13th, at 12-45 p.m. and 7 p.m. and again on Thursday, July 14th, at 12-45 and 7 p.m. Tickets are priced £22 for adults, groups of six and over £18, concessions £16, children aged six to 18 £12 and a family ticket of two adults and two children is £50. For schools/colleges/students tickets are £6 each and admission for one tutor with each group of 10 children is free.
For ticket information call Kathleen on 01772 466256 or book online by logging onto www.shakespearetheatreoutdoors.co.uk