One of Shakespeare’s most beloved and popular comedies - Twelfth Night - is to be performed al fresco in the Italian Gardens at Maple Hayes Dyslexia School as part of ‘Shakespeare in the Park’.

Shakespeare in the Park is an event held for over thirty years where a production company performs one of the playwrights iconic scripts outside.

This year's performance will be made even more special with it being Shakespeare’s 400th anniversary since his death. It promises to be fast, funny and full of surprises, and a magical evening for all ages.

Next week’s production will be Twelfth Night, held as it has done since 1985  in the grounds of Maple Hayes Dyslexia School.

Spectators are more than welcome to bring their own picnics and drinks beforehand to relax before the show.

Headteacher of Maple Hayes Dyslexia School, Dr Daryl Brown said: “Shakespeare in the Park is something we are so proud to have performed at our school. With it being the 400th anniversary since he passed away, our pupils have taken a special interest in the work of Shakespeare, and this event is the perfect way for them to embrace his work.”

Shakespeare in the Park has taken place since 1983, when the-then owner of Wynchor Hall, Kim McNeilly thought how wonderful it would be to stage 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' at the very end of their grounds.

Since then, 'Shakespeare in the Park' has continued to have a home in the gardens of Maple Hayes Dyslexia School, Lichfield and each year, in June, has staged one of Shakespeare's plays.

Twelfth Night will be performed from Wednesday, 22nd June until Saturday, 25th June at 7.30pm. Tickets for the performance can be booked online at www.sitp.org.uk or by visiting the Lichfield Garrick box office.

Tickets for the show cost £14.00 each with concessions at £12.

PR by Clive Reeves PR Birmingham

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