A tale of lovers and brothers on stage in Beccles

PUBLISHED: 06:30 10 July 2015

RoughCast Theatre Company bring As You Like It to the Public Hall in Beccles.

RoughCast Theatre Company bring As You Like It to the Public Hall in Beccles.


Warring brothers and a cross-dressing lover feature in one of Shakespeare’s best-loved comedies which takes to the stage at Beccles Public Hall on Friday, July 24

The RoughCast Theatre Company presents As You Like It in what will be its 12th Shakespeare tour since starting with Macbeth in 1999.

The production promises more comic turns than most of the other comedies put together with heroine, Rosalind, dressed up as a man, taking full advantage of her disguise to play the leading role in her romance with Orlando.

Add in some of Shakespeare’s most memorable speeches, amorous shepherds and good-hearted yokels and you have a perfect summer evening’s entertainment.

RoughCast tours Suffolk and Norfolk with productions noted for their pace, clarity and lively characters.

They perform in country houses and gardens, on village greens, in theatres, at zoos and castles bringing classic plays to life with vibrancy and zest.

At the end of July the company sets off for the Dordogne In France so this is a chance to catch them while they are still in the country.

Doors open at 7pm for the 7.30pm performance and tickets are £9 and £7 for concessions from, the box office or call 01502 770060.

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