Sunday, 22 September 2019

Young performers rose to the occasion at palace

Young performers rose to the occasion at palace

SUMMER ended on a dramatic high for the Acorn Music Theatre Company’s young performers when they staged an abridged version of their latest show at Blenheim Palace, writes Matthew Wilson.

The production in question — titled The Green Man and Other Fables — was first performed at White Pond in Stonor at the end of June — when the Henley Standard’s reviewer praised its “magic realism”.

This time around the setting was the precincts of the Rose Theatre — Europe’s first ever pop-up Shakespearean theatre.

An Acorn spokesman said: “The cast and the Acorn Troubadours — with Megan Henwood, Louis Rees, Eleanor Whittle, and joined for the day by Joe Henwood — gave two performances of The Green Man and Other Fables to the pre-show audience in the sunlit medieval village.

“Afterwards, they were given an enthusiastic round of applause in the Rose Theatre by the audience and cast of A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

“A huge thank you to Blenheim Palace, the Rose Theatre, and Paula Price-Davies for giving Acorn such a warm welcome — it was a glorious day.”

For more information on the group’s activities, visit www.acornmusictheatre

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