Abbots Langley Players at St Lawrence’s Church – 22 April

They were one of the groups who were successful in being chosen to take part in the Royal Shakespeare Company open stages project.

The production we saw was Peter Whelan’s The Herbal Bed written in the 1990’s for the RSC. David Tennant was in the first production. The first half and the first scene of second act was in the Churchyard. A stage had been constructed in a day. Seating had also been installed. The amount of work the actors and backstage team have done was amazing. Yvonne and I really enjoyed the play in which the main character was Shakespeare’s daughter.

Producer Colette Holmes “This production has been an amazing experience from beginning to end. We have worked with many individuals and societies to make it a real community project. My mentor, James Farrell from the RSC (currently directing The 39 Steps at the Criterion) has been a wonderful guide and tutor. I am so proud of all the cast and crew for working so hard to deliver a fine show”.

Key facts about William Shakespeare.

  • Born on April 23, 1564 and died on April 23, 1616.
  • Next year will be the 400th anniversary of his death.

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