Outdoor Shakespeare to go ahead in Ormesby come rain or shine

PUBLISHED: 12:33 15 May 2013 | UPDATED: 12:33 15 May 2013

The Rain or Shine Theatre Company are performing A Comdey of Errors at Ormesby in June

The Rain or Shine Theatre Company are performing A Comdey of Errors at Ormesby in June


A professional theatre company which takes its outdoor productions to stately homes and castles across the land is stopping for a night at the village hall in Ormesby.

Villagers are being asked to bring picnic hampers and rugs to the al-fresco production of The Comedy of Errors - which in true Rain or Shine tradition will go ahead whatever the weather.

The production is being staged at the Village Centre in Station Road and claims to combine adventure, human folly, farce, romance and suspense.

Its original plot boasts a high degree of genius and creativity and is said to be an ideal choice for an outdoor theatrical event.

The drama unfolds when two sets of identical twin babies and their parents survive a shipwreck. Fate, however, decrees that the family should be split up in three pairs.

Twenty five years later, in search of their long lost family, two of the twins, Antipholus of Syracuse and his manservant, Dromio, arrive in Ephesus, a city reputedly full of rogues, cheats and sorcerers.

Although this is their first visit merchants greet them as acquaintances, women pursue them as lovers, and Ephesus appears to be a place where everybody knows their names.

Rain or Shine Theatre Company will perform Shakespeare’s hilarious masterpiece on June 1 at 6pm. Grouds open from 4.30pm for picnics, bring your own seating. Tickets £13, £11 and £6 from 01493 730178/730528/07764 945753.

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