THE gardens of Abercrombie House are set to be transformed for two of Shakespeare’s most well-known comedies.
Much Ado About Nothing and the Twelfth Night will be performed by members of the Carillon Junior Theatrical Society this weekend.
Director Bronwyn Colley said 80 students, aged from six to 16 years old, will perform an abridged version of each play.
“The kids are extremely excited and will welcome everyone who comes along to see them,” she said.
“This is a wonderful opportunity for the kids to perform in such an amazing setting, with audiences right at their feet.”
Producer Christopher Morgan said there will be plenty of shade for the cast and audience during the performance.
“Our community gets to attend something really special and the kids get the chance to perform in something wonderful, all in a beautiful heritage setting which is so ideal,” he said.
Our community gets to attend something really special and the kids get the chance to perform in something wonderful, all in a beautiful heritage setting which is so ideal.Christopher Morgan, producer
“It’s a really nice juxtaposition to have this youthful performance on the same turf that we used for the recent highly successful Shakespeare Festival at Abercrombie House in November that Libby Daniewska directed so brilliantly to large audiences.”
Performances commence at 3.30pm this Saturday and Sunday, and consist of two acts, plus a 15 minute interval.
Tickets are $15 adults, $10 seniors/students, five and under are free.
Tickets can be purchased through Sticky Tickets, by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling Abercrombie House on 6331 4929.
Audiences are welcome to bring along a picnic or pre-order one through Abercrombie House.
All proceeds raised by the performances will help preserve and restore Abercrombie House for the future.