The show must go on - stage is set for Shakespeare comedy production in Buckingham garden

Buckingham Literary Festival to stage All's Well That Ends Well in Maids Moreton gardens

Tuesday, 4th May 2021, 3:45 pm
Updated Tuesday, 4th May 2021, 3:46 pm
Theatre troupe The Castle Players
Theatre troupe The Castle Players

The Buckingham Literary Festival has announced it plans to stage Shakespeare s comedy All's Well That Ends Well in a Maids Moreton garden.

After plans for the fifth annual Buckingham Literary Festival had to be scrapped last year due to Covid-19, this year the literary festival is bringing back The Castle Players to the gardens of The Old Mill House, Maids Moreton, for a one-off performance at 5.30pm on Sunday July 4.

The gardens will be open for picnics from 3pm and relevant Covid restrictions will be followed on the day.

The Castle Players

The University of Durham’s Castle Theatre Company will be presenting one of Shakespeare’s lesser-known, most charming comedies, All’s Well That Ends Well. A fairytale story of true love finding a way, featuring colourful characters and a hilarious sub-plot, this is the tale of a heroine who tries to secure her own happy ending.

Low-born Helena is in love with the noble Count Bertram, but he won’t take a second look at her.

When Helena saves the Queen of France’s life, the queen offers her anything she desires in return – and she asks for Bertram’s hand in marriage. Horrified, Bertram flees to fight in the war, and refuses to love Helena until she can take the ring from his finger.

Meanwhile, Bertram’s boastful friend Parolles is tricked by his fellow soldiers, who have had enough of his behaviour. Can Helena persuade Bertram to overlook her low status and love her after all?

For over three decades, Castle Theatre Company has taken its annual summer Shakespeare tour around the south of England and the USA, performing classic comedies on the lawns of stately homes, gardens and abbeys. Renowned for its high standard of performance, Castle Theatre Company promises light-hearted family entertainment.

Tickets are only available online from the link here