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Shakespeare Birthplace Lightshow - four times as good

Stratford Editorial 6th Nov, 2014 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

THE SHAKESPEARE Birthplace Lightshow is set to be four times as good this year.

The inaugural lightshow projected onto the walls of the Henley Street Birthplace last year proved a huge success.

The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust (SBT) has been working with digital artist Anthony Head – who has extensive experience working with projections on historical buildings – to develop the spectacle in celebration of the Bard’s 450th birthday.

Spectators will be treated to four shows played on rotation every evening, each showcasing a different theme lasting approximately five minutes, and featuring the Birthplace’s resident acting troupe Shakespeare Aloud!

The show will also feature an illumination – of reflective words from the Bard’s pen – in the gardens of the Birthplace, which has been created by up-and-coming artist, Emily Knight.

Philippa Rawlinson, SBT head of operations, said: “Locals and visitors to Stratford will be treated to a real showstopper this Christmas.

“And for the very first time, visitors will be able to wander round the gardens at night and see a truly inspirational illumination.”

The show will premiere on Thursday November 27 during the town’s Christmas lights switch-on – at 5.30pm, 6pm, 6.30pm and 7pm.

It will then be shown every evening from the following day until Sunday December 14 at 4.30pm, 5pm, 5.30pm and 6pm. Entrance to the Birthplace gardens illuminations is free of charge in between shows.

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