02 July 2019

Shakespeare labours on behalf of conservation in Suffolk

The garden at Glemham Hall has proved to be the perfect setting for Shakespeare over the past 20 yearsFor the 20th year running, the gardens of Glemham Hall in Suffolk are hosting an evening of Shakespeare, for the benefit of the UK's leading wildlife research charity.

The open air production of 'Love's Labour's Lost' will be held on Thursday 18 July under the auspices of the Castle Theatre Company, with proceeds going towards the Suffolk branch of the Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust (GWCT) to help fund its ground-breaking scientific research.

Visitors to Glemham House are encouraged to bring their own picnics and seating to the evening, which will begin at 6pm, with the play starting at 7pm and running until 10pm. 

GWCT regional organiser Lizzie Herring said: “The Castle Theatre Company always puts on a splendid production and the spectacular garden at Glemham Hall is a very civilised setting for a Shakespearean comedy."

'Love's Labour's Lost' is first known to have been performed at the court of Queen Elizabeth I for Christmas 1597. Historically, it is one of the least seen of Shakespeare's plays, but it has seen a surge in popularity in recent decades and now has a reputation for its dazzling and witty use of language.

"This promises to be a wonderful evening, that will directly benefit the preservation of our wildlife and countryside,” added Lizzie.

Advance tickets are now on sale at £21 each for adults and £13 for under 20s, with discounts available for groups of 10 or larger.

They can be bought online at www.glemhamhall.co.uk/events/shakespeare. On the day, tickets will be available on the gate at £25 for adults and £16 for under 20s. For more information, please contact Donna Stockley at events@glemhamhall.co.uk or by telephone on 07920 855041.

To learn more about forthcoming GWCT Suffolk events, please contact Lizzie Herring on 07885 897647 or by email at lherring@gwct.org.uk.


Photocaption: The garden at Glemham Hall has proved to be the perfect setting for Shakespeare over the past 20 years.

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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