The Tempest

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Following five completely sold out performances of A Midsummer Night’s Dream in 2017, The Garden Players are planning an exciting new production of one of Shakespeare’s greatest plays, The Tempest. This magical tale of enchantment ranks as one of Shakespeare’s finest and there will be five performances during midsummer week on the evenings of 18th, 19th, 20th, 21st & 22nd June 2019.

The Garden Players are excited to be returning to perform once again on the superb lawns of Stubbings House near Maidenhead, a truly stunning venue which will be open for picnics from 5.30pm. Audiences will be in the covered stand with raised seating which has proved so successful in improving comfort and visibility since it was introduced for The Merchant of Venice in 2014.

Since their inaugural 2009 production of Much Ado About Nothing, the company has raised £97,000 for its charities from nine productions in Beaconsfield, Bath, High Wycombe & Stubbings most of which sold out. Their aims are to stage a high quality production, while raising public awareness and maximising donations for our charities. This year’s play will be in aid of Child Bereavement UK (www.childbereavementuk.org) a national charity based near High Wycombe which supports families and educates professionals when a baby or child dies or when a child faces bereavement.

The Garden Players will be performing the play and Director, John Timewell  and Assistant Director Ginnie Freeman have selected a particularly strong cast of experienced local performers.

The company is extremely grateful to its new sponsors Grundon, to Norman & Frances Grundon and also to Stuart & Trish Fletcher for their continued involvement. Child Bereavement UK is enthusiastically involved in the production of the play.

The company looks forward to seeing its supporters on one of these evenings at Stubbings House. Further information is available on the attached Booking Form and on its website at www.thegardenplayersweb.co.uk.

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