I went to see the 'Permanently Bard's' performance of Tewlfth Night at the Rose Theatre. Be prepared for an unusual experience as the actors perform most of the play right in front of you. There is no heating or toilets at the theatre, so make you you 'go' before you arrive and wrap up warm. Blankets are provided to help keep you warm.
The cast made the most of the space available which turned out to be much more than expected. The acting was all excellent and there was a lot of humour in the play. I have never seen a Shakespeare play performed live before and it was brilliant and I would definitely go again.
The old theatre itself is fascinating. It is only open on Saturdays. The original theatre is currently being kept underwater to preserved it and you can stand on a viewing platform to see the outline of the theatre marked out. You can also watch a video and read about the history. It is fascinating and they told me about their plans to transform the theatre, having received lottery funding to be able to go ahead.
There is a charge (for us was £12.50) for tickets to the play, but entrance to the theatre in the day is free.
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