22 May 2013

Shakespeare hangs a tale for charity

Glemham Hall in Suffolk is to host an open-air Shakespeare production on Sunday 30 June, to raise funds for wildlife research.

Proceeds from the Castle Theatre Company's performance of 'As You Like It' will go to the Suffolk branch of the Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust (GWCT). The Trust is one of the UK's leading wildlife research charities. Its recent high-profile work has included projects to investigate salmon population decline, track the movements of the elusive woodcock by satellite tagging, and identify the best ways to protect vulnerable natural resources across Europe.

The Suffolk Foundation, which supports local charities and community groups throughout the county, will also benefit.

The Castle Theatre Company promises that the event will be "a wonderfully atmospheric and utterly English evening of pastoral comedy". 'As You Like It' features Rosalind, one of Shakespeare's best-loved female characters, and introduced such phrases as "too much of a good thing" and "thereby hangs a tale" to the English language as well as the celebrated soliloquy "All the world's a stage".

The gardens at Glemham Hall will be open for picnics from 5pm, with the two-and-a-half hour performance beginning at 7pm. Tickets purchased in advance are priced at £20 per head for adults and £12 for under 20s, discounted to £18 and £10 respectively for groups of 10 or more. For more information please call 01728 746704 or email events@glemhamhall.co.uk.


Notes to editors

The Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust – providing research-led conservation for a thriving countryside. The GWCT is an independent wildlife conservation charity which has carried out scientific research into Britain’s game and wildlife since the 1930s. We advise farmers and landowners on improving wildlife habitats. We employ 22 post-doctoral scientists and 50 other research staff with expertise in areas such as birds, insects, mammals, farming, fish and statistics. We undertake our own research as well as projects funded by contract and grant-aid from Government and private bodies. The Trust is also responsible for a number of Government Biodiversity Action Plan species and is lead partner for grey partridge and joint lead partner for brown hare and black grouse.

ISDN radio broadcast line – at our Fordingbridge HQ we have an ISDN radio broadcast line, allowing us to conduct interviews remotely.

For information, contact:
Kate Williams
Telephone: 01425 651000
Email: press@gwct.org.uk

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