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Free Bard in the park

PUBLISHED: 13:00 14 May 2010 | UPDATED: 17:21 06 July 2010

LOCAL residents will get the chance to enjoy a classic Shakespeare tale for free when an exciting company brings their unique style to Lowestoft later this month.

LOCAL residents will get the chance to enjoy a classic Shakespeare tale for free when an exciting company brings their unique style to Lowestoft later this month.

The Pantaloons will be offering people of all ages a bank holiday treat when they perform Macbeth at Sparrow's Nest Park. The free performance, in association with Waveney District Council and Lowestoft Together, will see the company come to the town for the first time, as they build on the success of last year's touring production Romeo & Juliet.

With a small cast of five people, the production uses audience interaction, contemporary references, puppets and original live music, to compliment Shakespeare's flowing verse and make it enjoyable to all.

Company director Mark Hayward said: “We're ecstatic to be able to bring such a fantastic production for free in Lowestoft. Last year, when we decided to tour full time with our production of Romeo and Juliet, we had no idea just how popular the format would have been.

“Our aim is to make Shakespeare, and indeed the theatre, accessible to everyone in terms of creativity and finance.”

The Pantaloons formed in 2004 and have enjoyed much critical acclaim and growing audiences with their productions of The Winter's Tale, Cymbeline, Romeo and Juliet and A Midsummer Night's Dream.

Their production of Macbeth will be performed on Bank Holiday Monday, May 31 at 2.30pm.


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