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Theatre in the Forest set for a return

Red Rose Chain promises to captivate audiences this summer with one of Shakespeare’s most famous and best-loved comedies ‘Twelfth Night’ sponsored by Ashton Graham, running from 27th July to 28th August.

A young girl is shipwrecked on an island miles from home. All alone and separated from her twin brother she disguises herself as a boy to get a job. But as she meets the inhabitants of the strange land, she realises her adventures have only just begun…

Witness the far-off land of Illyria as you would never imagine it as Red Rose Chain transforms the stunning Rendlesham Forest into a seaside setting with bunting, buckets and spades, ice-cream and beach huts – a real summer treat!

Featured by The Independent in the Top Ten Events of Summer 2010, Theatre In The Forest enchants Shakespeare fanatics and first-timers alike. Attracting over 10,000 people to ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ last year, box office records are expected to be broken with this year’s production from Red Rose Chain’s innovative and talented Artistic Director, Joanna Carrick.

Donning the yellow stockings as Malvolio, the company is delighted to welcome back Edward Day who is returning from his training in Paris at L’École Internationale de Théâtre Jacques Lecoq. Day was a huge hit with audiences last year “Edward Day’s comic performances as Demetrius and Bottom are hilarious and the beautiful layer of innocence he creates with Bottom completely wins the hearts of the audience” – Creative Boom Magazine.
The company are also thrilled to announce Fleur Keith as Olivia. Keith recently played the title role of Anne Boleyn in Red Rose Chain’s acclaimed production ‘Fallen in Love’ “Keith is outstanding as the ravishing commoner who won Henry VIII’s heart and then lost it mainly due to her inability to bear him a male heir. Keith’s eyes blaze as she delivers lines with a natural flow…her feel for nuance is astonishing” – Ben Sharratt, The Stage.

Two new exciting young actors, Christopher Ashman playing Orsino and Lauren St Paul as Viola, will be joining the cast along with familiar faces Joanna Carrick as Maria, David Newborn as Sir Toby Belch and Owen Morgan as Feste.

TWELFTH NIGHT performs from 29th July to 28th August 2011 (preview performances Wednesday 27th and Thursday 28th July). Please note there are no performances on Sundays and Mondays, with the exception of the final performance on Sunday 28th August.
Performance starts: 7.30pm at Rendlesham Forest Centre, near Woodbridge, Suffolk IP12 3NF

• Box Office: 01473 603388 or purchase tickets online at www.redrosechain.com

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