Guest Blog by Annabel Candy
Friends, Queenslanders, Aussies, lend us your ears because it’s almost time for the annual Shakespeare in the Park Festival in Toowoomba. This October Toowoomba will be hosting the tenth Shakespeare in the Park Festival so we’re expecting it to be even more special than usual.
As always the Shakespeare in the Park Festival is a chance for locals and visitors alike to pack a picnic and enjoy a classic performance under the stars. This year Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale will be showing on the beautiful open air stage. If you’re not familiar with The Winter’s Tale it’s an uplifting play about forgiveness and reconciliation which is always a crowd pleaser.
The Shakespeare in the Park Festival isn’t just about Shakespeare either. Other events on the festival program are the ever popular school and community entertainment, To Glee or Not to Glee, Shakespeare on Screen, a Twilight Shakespeare Talk and various different workshops. There will also be a reflective exhibition on the Shakespeare in the Park Festival so you can see how the event has grown and evolved over the years.
The Shakespeare in the Park Festival is always a great night out with the gates open from 5.30pm so you have time to get there early and enjoy your picnic before the performance starts.
Shakespeare in the Park Festival Dates and Booking Details
Dates: 11, 12, 17, 19 and 20 October 2013.
Time: Gates open from 5.30pm, performance at 6.30pm.
Venue: USQ Front Oval, Toowoomba.
Cost: Ticket prices are $36.00 for adults with discounts for students, children, families and large groups.
Bookings: USQ Artsworx Box Office – Phone 4631 1111
Looking for a great place to stay during the Shakespeare in the Park Festival?
The Comfort Inn in Glenfield is the ideal Toowoomba accommodate for your stay during the festival because it’s only a four minute drive from the University of Southern Queensland open air theatre where the event will take place.
Just remember to book well in advance because The Shakespeare in the Park Festival is a popular event. And of course remember to bring your ears and eyes – you’ll need them!
About Annabel Candy
Annabel Candy has lived in eight countries and can now be found in Queensland, Australia. She’s a Digital Strategist, Freelance Writer and Serial Blogger at Get In the Hot Spot and Successful Blogging.