Monday, 6 June 2011

'As You Like It' Competition Winners

Photo courtesy the Globe Theatre
The lucky winners of our recent competition to win tickets to 'As You Like It' in Williamson Park were Kate Newey from Portland Street, Lancaster and James Palmer from Cleveleys Avenue.

Each win a pair of tickets for a performance of their choice to see the world renowned Globe Theatre's production of  Shakespeare’s great romantic comedy 'As You Like It' in the beautiful grounds of Williamson Park, Lancaster.

Both correctly guessed the name of the forest in the play (the Forest of Arden). Congratulations to them both and better luck next time to the other entrants - and our thanks to Lancaster City Council for the prizes.

In the play, Rosalind, the daughter of a banished duke, falls in love with Orlando at a wrestling match, but her uncle, jealous of her popularity, banishes her from court. Disguised as a boy, she seeks out her father and his friends in the Forest of Arden. Here she meets Orlando again and, under the guise of a young man, counsels him the art of love.

The Globe’s actors will be following the experience of Elizabethan players, taking all the equipment they need and adapting the play to a wealth of glorious venues including the Williamson Park's natural amphitheatre 'The Dell'. So, pack your picnic rug and sun-cream (or waterproofs and a hot toddy!) and join the troupe of travelling players!

'As You Like It' -- a two-and-a-half hour performance and suitable for all ages -- runs from Thursday, June 9 until Sunday 12th June. Evening performances (Thursday, Friday and Saturday) start at 7.30pm. The final performance (Sunday matinee) starts at 3.00 pm.

• Tickets for 'As You Like It' cost £17.50 adults and £12 children - available from Williamson Park (01524 33318), in person at Lancaster and Morecambe Visitor Information Centres or on-line at www.lancaster.gov.uk/park-tickets

• For more information visit www.lancaster.gov.uk/williamsonpark

• More about Shakespeare's Globe at www.shakespearesglobe.com

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