Shakespeare in the Park on at Hatfield House

WILLIAM Shakespeare's romantic comedy Twelfth Night is to be performed at Hatfield House this weekend. Drama company The Lord Chamberlain's Men will be the stars of Shakespeare in the Park – Twelfth Night on Sunday. The plot sees Viola cross-dress and tak

WILLIAM Shakespeare's romantic comedy Twelfth Night is to be performed at Hatfield House this weekend.

Drama company The Lord Chamberlain's Men will be the stars of Shakespeare in the Park - Twelfth Night on Sunday.

The plot sees Viola cross-dress and take the man's name of Cesario before entering the service of the Duke of Illyria, Orsino.

Orsino longs for the love of a neighbouring countess and Viola (Cesario) then falls in love with him.


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To add to the farce, Viola's identical twin, Sebastian, arrives on the scene.

Within the plot there is jealousy, mistaken identity, cross-dressing, fights and duels.

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A Hatfield House spokeswoman said of The Lord Chamberlain's Men: "The all-male cast of this famous company aim to revive the traditions of Shakespearean theatre.

"They aim to bring to life some of the greatest works of drama without compromising their meaning or integrity."

The performance, held in the park at Hatfield House, will go ahead in the rain and will only be cancelled if the weather is extreme.

The show is on from 4pm until approximately 6.30pm.

You can bring a picnic and low backed chairs.

Tickets cost �15 for adults and �10 for children aged three years and above.

To book tickets call Hatfield House on 01707 287010 or visit www.hatfield-house.co.uk

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