Thousands flock to theatre in the forest

IPSWICH-based theatre and film company Red Rose Chain have announced record breaking ticket sales for their production of Romeo and Juliet.

IPSWICH-based theatre and film company Red Rose Chain have announced record breaking ticket sales for their production of Romeo and Juliet.

Performed in Rendlesham Forest, ticket sales for the Theatre in the Forest event are booming with several performances having sold out, Red Rose Chain bosses said.

Director of production, David Newborn said: “Over the years Theatre In The Forest has become the region's biggest outdoor theatre event and it is so important to us because it generates the revenue we need to run our community projects with young people through the rest of the year.”

Now in its ninth year, the Theatre in the Forest production is expected to attract an estimated 7,500 people before the production's run concludes on August 24.

Joanna Carrick, director of Romeo and Juliet said: “We have a great professional cast for this year's production to add to our local talent.

“To have one of our local students Owen Morgan win through an audition against professional actors to take on the role of Benvolio was an unbelievable surprise and delight.

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“All the cast and crew for Romeo and Juliet have worked tremendously hard and it's great that so many will now enjoy their work."

To see our review of the production visit our website www.eveningstar.co.uk and click on the features section.

Have you seen Romeo and Juliet in the forest? What do you think of the production? Write to Your Letters, Evening Star, 30 Lower Brook Street, Ipswich, IP4 1AN or send an e-mail to eveningstarletters@eveningstar.co.uk

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