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June 17, 2014

cast 1 wNow is the summer of our content,
made glorious by this summer sun of Raphael Park,
It proclaim-eth that our play will be,
a laugh a minute and quite a lark!

OK Shakespeare did it marginally better, but the message is still the same.
The 16 actors are now booted and suited and ready to give forth a night full of revels and laughter as Romford Summer Theatre takes on Twelfth Night.
We have been through all the fun, games, trials and tribulations associated with preparing any production performed in the open air and are now at a fine pitch and hope it will please and pleasure you.
One of the Bard’s funnier plays and apparently a favourite of Queen Elizabeth the First, it tells the story of twins.
Elle and Abby blonds w - CopyFusing chaos and confusion into a web of misunderstanding, the duo with Ellie Burgess and Abby Boyer (Ellie left and Abby right)  are making their debuts, and proving to be remarkable young actresses.
Romford Summer Theatre has been producing annual Shakespeare comedies in the Park for more than five decades, and using the adaptability of the Bard’s writing, have taken the plays to some very exotic locations in time but retaining the witty dialogue that was the mark of William S.
Tickets are a mere £10 and available at the entrance which is inside Raphael Park and by a large Oak tree at the north end of the lake. (below: Alex Muckersie as Malvolio)
bob terry dave alex 2wIn this balmy setting, the little coppice of tall trees becomes a cathedral of light and sound where the works of England’s finest playwright are performed.
Lacking a closing roof, inclement weather (belting down with rain) will delay or cancel a performance but with six more spanning two weeks, returned monies can purchase seats for one of the other evenings.
ellie and richard 1wSunday June 22 is a family matinee starting at 3 pm and all evenings begin at 8 pm. (right: Ellie Burgess and Richard Spong)
Words of caution, bring warm clothing as a strong wind thundering over the length and breadth of the lake can be quite refreshing, but for a few moments only, and the other items to be aware of is the odd duck wadding through the seating as well as Raphael Park’s noted squadrons of Mosquitoes out for a late lunch, and if you wondered where Feste is in the cast picture, he took it but his arms are not long enough to do a ‘selfie’.
Enjoy Twelfth Night as Shakespeare intended it to be.

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