All the World’s a Stage, especially at the historic Bowes Museum.
Sir Rowland de Bois has recently died, and, according to custom, the vast majority of his estate has passed into the possession of his eldest son, Oliver. Although Sir Rowland has instructed Oliver to take good care of his brother, Orlando, Oliver refuses to do so. Out of pure spite, he denies Orlando the education, training, and property befitting a gentleman. Orlando falls in love with Rosalind and in an attempt to demonstrate his worth, believes himself to be Robin Hood and sets out to right wrongs, protect the innocent and woo Rosalind……
…..and so begins Shakespears As You Like It, a tale of intrigue, double crossing, disguise, mistaken identity, love, death and tights.
Tonight we are very fortunate to be watching the latest production of this play by The Castle Players who bravely are producing 4 nights outdoors at the beautiful Bowes Museum in Barnard Castle. The Castle Players are known throughout the UK as one of the premier amateur theatre companies prestenting the works of Shakespeare and, following this 4 night show, they take their production down to Stratford upon Avon by request of the RSC themselves.
There are still some tickets remaining so check out the official website for details http://www.castleplayers.co.uk/ and my review will follow tomorrow.