QMU students to stage open-air production of Shakespeare classic, 'As You Like It'

By Press Office

Performing Arts students from Queen Margaret University (QMU), Edinburgh are putting a contemporary twist on Shakespeare’s ‘As You Like It’ by staging an open-air production of the classic play from 6th to 10th June 2017.

More than forty students from across QMU’s Performing Arts programmes are working with staff to create a truly magical evening of theatre, which is open to the public.

The show opens in the grounds of QMU's Musselburgh campus on 6 th June, before transferring to the beautiful Dunbar’s Close Gardens on Edinburgh's Royal Mile for four nights from 7th to 10th June.

The show is directed and designed by the University’s award winning staff team; Kate Nelson, Sarah Paulley and Polly Lister.

The show will also feature the musical talents of Jeremy Devlin-Thorp, an MSc Music Therapy student from QMU.

Audience members are invited to bring along a picnic before seeing the shows and light refreshments will be made available.

An open dress rehearsal on the morning of Tuesday 6 th June will welcome children from local Musselburgh schools at a free performance and accompanying workshop.

The shows will be performed whatever the weather so audiences should come prepared.

Performance Times

Preview: Queen Margaret University, Tuesday 6th June 2017, 7pm

Evenings: Dunbar’s Close Gardens, Wednesday 7th – Saturday 10 th June 2017, 7pm

Matinee : Dunbar’s Close Gardens, Saturday 10th June 2017, 2pm

Duration: 2 hours (+15 minute interval)

Tickets: Available from Eventbrite at £10 per person (£5 for concessions)

Queen Margaret University, Musselburgh, Tuesday 6th June

Dunbar’s Close Garden, Royal Mile, Edinburgh - Wednesday 7th – 10th June.



For further media information contact Lynne Russell, Marketing Manager, Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh, E: lrussell@qmu.ac.uk  T: 0131 474 0000, M: 07711 011239 and Jon Perkins, Press and PR Officer, E: jperkins@qmu.ac.uk T: 0131 474 0000.

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