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April 2016

Hooray for Spring!

We are now charging towards the summer season and start as ever with our Birthday Bash this Saturday!

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Actually 23rd April is the day Shakespeare died but we’re still calling it a Birthday Bash as it seems a bit macabre to call it a celebration of a ‘Death Day’, even though this year is committed to its Quadricentenary! We’ll be partying from 3pm in the afternoon with tea, cakes and ale. There will be some readings and some music as well as an opportunity to have a look around the newly pruned theatre and explore the Nature Trail. If it’s dry enough, we plan a bonfire!

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The buds are coming out on the Willow and we are thrilled to report that, as suspected last autumn, Red Kites are nesting in the band of pines beyond the theatre. So, if the action on the stage should ever fail to grip then you can watch the kites in the tree tops.

We have started rehearsing our Community show ‘A Winter’s Tale’ and the weather has been kind enough to allow us to do this outdoors. Performances will be at the Willow Globe on 20th, 21st and 22nd May, and we will then take it to Broneirion and Newport House during the summer. For more information or if you would like to book tickets for the Willow Globe dates CLICK HERE…. And keep an eye out on our WHAT’S ON page for more news about the touring dates.

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Despite the now glorious spring weather, the BBC had no such luck when they came recently to record a short sequence for Countryfile. The idea was to feature Willow Globe in their Shakespeare programme on Sunday 24th April but alas the elements had other ideas and the combination of dreary drizzle and lack of foliage, the theatre wasn’t looking its best! We were thrilled to have sparked their interest, and hope they will re-visit in the future. 

In other news, Phil recently spoke at the Llandrindod U3A where he was invited to talk about his life as a touring actor travelling the world with Shakespeare. It was a wonderful morning with entertaining stories aplenty from Phil as we are sure you can imagine!

We are really looking forward to the exciting season of events at the Willow Globe and to welcoming you this summer. Maybe this Saturday?


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