What: The Festival Players Theatre Company performs Shakespeare’s Richard III, raising vital funds for Independent Age

Where: Wolvesey Gardens, Winchester SO23 9ND

When: Saturday 30 June 2012, 7.30pm (gates open at 6.00pm)

Tickets: £13.50, £10.00 concessions, £7.00 children under 18 and students.

Join us for an unforgettable and exciting theatrical experience as the Festival Players Theatre Company brings Shakespeare’s Richard III to life.

Following the success of previous productions, including The Tempest, Much Ado About Nothing and The Merchant of Venice, this all-male ensemble returns once again to Wolvesey Gardens in Winchester, to bring you the drama of the last King of England to be killed in battle.

Come and enjoy the exploits of Shakespeare’s great Machiavellian character who boasts gargantuan ambition and ego, and will stop at nothing to gain the crown. Performed in full period costume, this promises to be a colourful, energetic and thrilling production.

We are delighted that the Festival Players Theatre Company is once again supporting Independent Age. All proceeds raised through ticket sales for this open-air performance will support our work to provide information, advice and support for thousands of older people across the UK and Republic of Ireland.

For your tickets:

Contact Jane O’Kelly, Independent Age Area Network and Volunteer Manager, on 01264 362 872. Or send a cheque payable to Independent Age, to PO Box 1896, Andover SP10 9BR.

Tickets are also available from the Theatre Royal, Winchester (01962 840440)

Notes to editor

For media enquiries, contact Rebecca Law on 020 7605 4291 or email rebecca.law@independentage.org

About Independent Age:

Independent Age is a unique and growing charity, providing information, advice and support for thousands of older people across the UK and the Republic of Ireland. It has recently merged with two other older people’s charities, Counsel and Care and Universal Beneficent Society, to provide a broader range of services than any of the charities could provide separately. For more information, visit our website www.independentage.org

Speak to one of our advisers for free and confidential advice and information on home care, care homes, going into hospital and other related issues. Lines are open Monday to Friday between 10am - 4pm. Call 0845 262 1863 or email advice@independentage.org

About The Festival Players Theatre Company

The acclaimed Gloucestershire-based Festival Players have proven themselves to be one of the finest and most enduring touring Shakespeare groups in the UK. This all-male ensemble play out at a variety of locations, from Scottish castles to English village greens, famous Welsh gardens to London squares, Peckham cafes to Roman amphitheatres.

The Wolvesey Gardens, Winchester

Once again, by kind permission of the Bishop of Winchester, the Right Reverend Timothy Dakin and Mrs Dakin, this one-off performance, in aid of Independent Age, is able to take place in the beautiful surroundings of Wolvesey Gardens, Winchester.

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