Open air Shakespeare comes to Windsor this month - when the YAOW (Young Actors of Windsor) Theatre Company stages As You Like It in the stunning historic ruin at St Leonards Hill.

It marks a welcome return to acting on this site by the theatre training company which is based in Windsor

Shakespeare’s much-loved pastoral comedy will be performed in several locations at the beautiful ancient woodland site as the.

The production is being sponsored by local businessman Andrew Try whose family owns the site at St Leonard’s Hill. Mr Try’s company, ComXo, is based in Datchet.

The story of the play takes place at the royal court and in the Forest of Arden. A duke has been overthrown and he is living in exile in the Forest ‘like the old Robin Hood of England’. Other courtiers escape to the greenwood where comedy and entanglements of love abound against a backdrop of traditional song and spectacle.

This is a rare opportunity to see an open air, Elizabethan style Shakespeare play in spectacular historic surroundings with some of the most stunning views of Windsor castle performed by a professional cast of actors from London and Berkshire.

You can see it June 26, 27, 28 and 29. Gate opens 5.30pm (picnics can be taken in the grounds ahead of the performance). Performances start 7pm.

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