The Pantaloons Theatre Company returns to Fairhaven Woodland and Water Garden at South Walsham, on Saturday, July 21 at 7pm, with a hilarious open-air production of As You Like It, performed in their own distinctive and anarchic style.
Fairhaven Garden will be transformed into the Forest of Arden, a world of clowns, lovers, runaways and rebels, as The Pantaloons present Shakespeare’s timeless comedy with folky, foot-stomping live music and buffoonery.
Tickets in advance: £11 adult, £9 concessions, £6 child. On the door: £13 adult, £11 concession, £8 child. Under 5s free. Gates open at 6.30pm. Bring a picnic and something to sit on and dress for the weather. The performance length is approximately two hours including an interval. T. 01603 270449, www.fairhavengarden.co.uk.
The Pantaloons began life more than 10 years ago busking plays for donations in parks and on the streets, where they developed an attention-grabbing, interactive and playful performance style.
Since then The Pantaloons’ reach, popularity and reputation has grown each year, picking up plenty of loyal followers, garnering lots of critical acclaim and quickly becoming one of the country’s most prolific touring companies, indoors and out.
The company characterises its work as post-modern folk theatre, taking well-loved tales and giving them a contemporary twist to make them accessible. As well as many Shakespeare plays the company have tackled classics such as The Canterbury Tales, Pride and Prejudice, The Importance of Being Earnest, Bleak House and the complete History of Britain.
For more information about The Pantaloons see www.thepantaloons.co.uk