An open air performance of ‘A Winter’s Tale’ is being organised at Broneirion, Llandinam, the training centre and headquarters of Girlguiding Cymru next month.
The performance by the Willow Globe Company from Rhayader at 7pm on Thursday, June 16, will be under cover in the event of rain. Tickets are available at £10 for adults and £5 for children. The audience is being invited to bring a picnic blanket and a barbecue will be available from 5.30pm.
Willow Globe Company describe A Winter’s Tale as “a fairy story of lost and found with jealous furies, an abandoned baby, a sheep shearing feast and The Bear!”
The Willow Globe is a scaled down version of the Globe in London, being a third of its size in diameter. The willow has been carefully woven into an organic and spiritual theatre, starkly sculptural in spring, which is almost completely absorbed by its lush, green surroundings in summer months.
Artistic director Phil Bowen and Sue Best believe it is one of the largest willow constructions in the country and probably the only one in use as a theatre in the world.
They host events from April to September, offering syllabus Shakespeare for schools through workshops, community productions and professional tours. The venue, which has wet weather cover in a theatre within a converted barn, offers an eclectic mix of music, Shakespeare and other arts events.