Published: June 22, 2008

Rain fails to stop play as Shakespeare classic comes to Brent Knoll

Over 150 people filled the garden of a Brent Knoll home on Saturday evening (June 21st) when a professional theatre company gave an outdoor performance of Shakespeare's 'Much Ado About Nothing'.

Heavy rain failed to halt the performance, while those in the audience sought shelter under umbrellas.

The Festival Players Theatre Company has performed in the grounds of Ivyclad Hall for the last four years, raising thousands of pounds for the village church.

Organiser John Harper told the event had been a great success. "We were extremely lucky because the heavy rain only lasted a few minutes and did not stop another superb performance."

"Everyone was incredibly enthusiastic about the evening and we're looking forward to hosting Shakespeare's Merchant Of Venice in the summer of 2009. We also thank Sanders Garden World for their financial support of this year's event."

The Bard comes to Brent Knoll - the audience watches Saturday's show

Ivyclad Hall's gardens provided the colourful backdrop for the performance

The Festival Players are performing the show 55 times throughout June, July and August across the UK

Umbrellas and hoods were raised as wet weather passed by


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