13 June 2016

Shakespeare Gives 'Nothing' to Suffolk... and Something to Wildlife Research

The production of ‘Much Ado About Nothing’ at Glemham Hall will raise much-needed funds for the GWCT’s wildlife researchThis year marks the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death, and interest in the most celebrated of English playwrights has never been higher. Now one of his finest comedies, 'Much Ado About Nothing', is to receive a one-off open air performance at Glemham Hall at Woodbridge in Suffolk, to raise money for England's leading wildlife research charity, the Game & Wildlife Conversation Trust (GWCT).

The production by The Castle Theatre Company will be held in the spectacular gardens of Glemham Hall on the evening of Monday 11 July. The Company has received much praise for earlier outdoor productions, including 'Twelfth Night', 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' and 'The Comedy of Errors'. They promise that their version of ‘Much Ado About Nothing’ will be "a wonderfully atmospheric and utterly English evening of comedy, human folly, feuding, romance, confusion, deception, revelry and pretence!"

The money raised by the production will be split between the GWCT's Suffolk branch and The Suffolk Community Foundation, which supports local charities and community groups throughout the county. The funds raised for the GWCT will go towards funding its groundbreaking scientific research into conserving the British countryside and wildlife.

The play begins at 7pm and will run for approximately two-and-a-half hours, including an interval and rapid raffle. Beforehand, the garden at Glemham Hall will be open for viewing and picnics from 6pm. Tickets on the door will be charged at £25 for adults and £16 for under-20s but advance tickets are available for £20 per adult and £12 for under-20s, with a discount for groups of 10 and over. While all payment methods will be accepted for advance tickets, those on the door will be cash only.

For more information or to book tickets please call Glemham Hall on 01728 746704 or email events@glemhamhall.co.uk. To learn more about the GWCT and its activities please visit www.gwct.org.uk.


Photocaption: The production of ‘Much Ado About Nothing’ at Glemham Hall will raise much-needed funds for the GWCT’s wildlife research. 

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:
James Swyer
Telephone: 01425 651000
Email: press@gwct.org.uk

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