Thursday, 20 August 2009

Little time left to book Oystermouth Shakespeare gig

Live Shakespeare is coming to the grounds of Swansea's Oystermouth Castle this week.

The Merchant of Venice is being performed at the historic attraction on Wednesday (August 19th) and Thursday (August 20th).

Gloucestershire-based troupe the Festival Players are behind the production.

Performances start at 7.30pm with the gates opening at 6.30pm.

The event is being supported by Sinclair Audi of Swansea and is part of the Swansea Bay Summer Festival.

Tickets booked in advance are available at £8.50 or £6.50 for concessions.

Entry on the night will cost £10 or £8 for concessions.

Deckchairs and picnics are welcome.

Cllr Graham Thomas, Swansea Council's Cabinet Member for Culture, Recreation and Tourism, said: "Live Shakespeare in the grounds of
Oystermouth Castle has become a much-loved feature of the annual summer calendar in Swansea.

"We've seen several breathtaking performances in the shadow of the historic landmark over the years and the Merchant of Venice will be another treat to behold.

"The combination of Shakespeare and Oystermouth Castle makes for a stunning spectacle in an historic setting."

Tickets can be booked in advance by either visiting or by calling the Grand Theatre Box Office on 01792 475715


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