Shakespeare on a Summer’s evening to raise funds for Hospice in the Weald

Shakespeare on a Summer’s evening to raise funds for Hospice in the Weald

On Friday 17th June the Goudhurst and Kilndown Link, a team of fundraising volunteers for Hospice in the Weald, offer to take your breath away with a spellbinding open air performance of, Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night. In the glorious garden setting of Ladham House in Goudhurst one of the best loved English comedies will be performed by theatre company, Illyria.

The highly acclaimed and internationally award winning open-air theatre company Illyria, promise “an evening of romance, music and sheer and utter joy” performed on a stage exactly like those used by medieval touring troupes.

Gates open 6pm for people to bring their own picnics to enjoy in the beautiful setting of the Ladham House Garden with friends and family. The performance starts and 7.30pm with an interval. There will also be a Champagne & Wine Bar, Hot Chocolate, Coffee and Rum Bar and tempting home-made cakes and biscuits.

Rachel Holweger, Fundraising Director at Hospice in the Weald, comments “We are very grateful to our fundraising volunteers in Goudhurst & Kilndown for arranging this event and to Mr. and Mrs. Guy Johnson for so generously welcoming us to their glorious gardens. Everyone is looking forward to a wonderful and entertaining night raising money for a local charity rooted in our community.”

Money raised from the evening will go towards the £5 million Hospice in the Weald needs to raise each and every year to provide care free of charge to patients with life-limiting illnesses, their carers and families. This care is not part of the NHS and is available to people with other conditions, not just cancer.

In order to allow for nearly every penny raised from this evening to go straight to the Hospice, the production has been very generously sponsored by Allison Risebro & Co Ltd., Rodanto Ltd., Premier Fruits Ltd., and P and I Fruits Ltd., of New Covent Garden.

Tickets are £20 (no concessions) with proceeds going to Hospice in the Weald, available from
The Treasurer, Ray Lovell on 01580 211323 or email
or online at

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