Shakespeare Festival Takes Shelter For Final Toowoomba Performances

Inclement weather has forced Shakespeare in the Park Festival organisers to move their season of A Midsummer Night’s Dream indoors. With forecasts for the weekend indicating showers and thunderstorms, organisers were not prepared to take another risk.

“Up to this point, we have been incredibly lucky with the weather this year, said production Director, Scott Alderdice. “We’ve already had four great shows in the Park and an amazing Glee night earlier in the week, but after last night’s wash-out, we want to ensure our audiences get the experience they deserve – so we have decided to go into a guaranteed no-rain venue.”

The final two performances of A Midsummer Night’s Dream will be presented in Rumours International (323 Ruthven Street, Toowoomba) tonight (Friday, 14th) and tomorrow (Saturday,15th).

The stunning production, melds old with new, retelling Shakespeare’s best-loved comedy with an exciting combination of memorable scenes, acrobatics and clowning, finely choreographed dance routines and some stand-out songs.

Doors open at 5.30pm and the show starts at 6.30pm – tonight (Friday, 14th) and tomorrow (Saturday, 15th).

Audiences are encouraged to bring a picnic and enjoy the unique opportunity to have their picnic dinner in Rumours! Vendors will also be selling an assortment of delicious goodies including noodle boxes of butter chicken, korma, fried rice; ploughman’s platters and cheese plates; delicious desserts and hot drinks. Rumours is fully licensed – so no BYO alcohol – drinks can be purchased at the bar.

Tickets for The Dream can be purchased through the Empire Theatre Box Office on 1300 655 299 or at Rumours from 5.30pm each night. For further details about the Festival, jump on-line and visit www.usq.edu.au/shakespeare

Michelle Fox
Marketing Manager
USQ Artsworx
University of Southern Queensland, Toowoomba
Ph 07 4631 1114

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