Local theatre company Time & Again – who recently lost their entire collection of costumes, props, sets and equipment in the Armadillo self-storage unit fire at Stanley Green – are rising triumphantly from the ashes and performing two exciting Shakespearean productions at The Carrs Park in Wilmslow this June.
The company specialise in stylish historical productions and will be reprising last year’s 1980s spin on A Midsummer Night’s Dream (with some new twists and treats!) alongside a brand new Much Ado About Nothing with a 1950s seaside setting.
Featuring a cast of young local talent, both plays feature striking miners, feuding fairies, love-struck yuppies, and some famous musical numbers that highlight the humour of Bard’s magical comedy set against the harsh industrial backdrop of 1980s Britain. A champagne picnic is a perfect accompaniment to this Dream.
Meanwhile, Much Ado About Nothing will transport audiences to the 1950s heyday of the Great British seaside, a time when misunderstandings and mischief wreak havoc with holidaymakers, and saucy sailor Benedick can’t seem to stop bickering with bombshell Beatrice.
Company founder and director Laura Crow says;
“We were obviously absolutely devastated when we heard about the fire, but there was never any doubt in our minds that we would channel our Blitz spirit and rebuild bigger and stronger than ever. Our Shakespeare In The Park season is the perfect way to start, with two gloriously fun period productions. We’re having to replace, remake, and rebuy everything from scratch, including a whole wardrobe of 1980s props and costumes which we created for A Midsummer Night’s Dream last year, but we’re really rising to the extra challenge. We can’t wait to get back to The Carrs after having such a wonderful time there last year. We’ve been genuinely overwhelmed by everyone’s kindness so far, and we’re hoping for lots of local support as we get back on our feet and bring you our most exciting summer of theatre yet”
The Shakespeare In The Park season runs at The Carrs, Wilmslow between 16th-19th June 2022. Tickets are available from www.ticketsource.co.uk/timeandagaintc and more information on the company can be found at www.timeandagaintheatre.com or @timeandagaintc on Twitter and Instagram. Contact: Laura Crow on firstname.lastname@example.org / 07707848033