Rain or Shine Theatre Company return to Goodrich Castle on Sunday, July 9 and to Dore Abbey on Wednesday, July 12 with Shakespeare’s cross-gartered and hilarious cross-dressing comedy…Twelfth Night : “What country, friends, is this?”. Have you ever found yourself in yourself in a strange place, surrounded by strange people, taking extraordinary measures to find your way? That’s the situation Viola finds herself in when, shipwrecked and separated from her brother, she sets foot upon Illyria’s sandy shore. Lost and alone, she disguises herself as a man and sets forth. Before long, chaos ensues as mistaken identity, love, pride and alcohol set a host of much loved characters on a series of hilarious adventures. Hopeless romantics, drunken knights, a pompous steward and fools galore abound in one of Mr. William Shakespeare’s most celebrated comedies. “If music be the food of love, play on!”Sure to delight family audiences from age 6 to 96.

Twelfth Night is at Goodrich Castle on Sunday, July 9 at 7.30pm. To book, call 0370 333 1183 or visit ticketweb.co.uk. For Dore Abbey on Wednesday, July 12 at 7.30pm, call 01981 570264 or visit ticketweb.co.uk