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Rarely performed Shakespeare play coming to Preston’s university

Posted on - 14th February, 2018 - 7:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Preston News, Things to Do in and around Preston, UCLan, University, What's On in Preston
Acting students Lily Almond and Jack Price in rehearsals for The Winter’s Tale
Acting students Lily Almond and Jack Price in rehearsals for The Winter’s Tale

A tale of jealousy, romance and wonder comes to Preston.

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Willam Shakespeare’s play The Winter’s Tale is to be performed by third-year acting students at the University of Central Lancashire.

The play follows King Leontes’ jealousy dragging him and his court to the brink of despair.

A baby girl is abandoned to the wild and all seems lost, until she is found by a wandering shepherd.

And so begins a new story, a comic and wonderful journey to redemption.

UCLan are hosting the show, which is open at the public, at the St Peter’s Arts Centre between Wednesday 21 February and Saturday 24 February.

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Performances are at 7.30pm all days and 2.30pm on the Friday and Saturday.

Director Joe Sumsion said: “This intimate and accessible production is a rare opportunity to see high quality, large cast professional standard Shakespeare in the region. It’s a wonderful play and the quality of our third year students is fantastic.

“This is an ideal opportunity to come and see the next generation of talent offer their take on a rarely performed classic.”

Tickets are £10 and £5 for concessions and available via Ticket Source.

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