Get set for Shakespeare – in the playground

AN acclaimed production of ‘Twelfth Night’ is coming to Lewes – and will be performed in a school playground.

The Festival Shakespeare Company won rave revues for its performances at this summer’s Brighton Festival Fringe.

The show took place in St Anns Well Gardens in Hove to packed audiences. Director Nick Quirke is now bringing his exceptional cast to Lewes for just two nights only on September 13 and 14 as a fundraiser.

And this time the performances will take place in the unusual and unique setting of the courtyard playground at Lewes New School in the Pells area.

Fifty per cent of profits from ticket sales will go to the Landport Community Garden project.

It is understood to be the first time a professional Shakespeare company has used a school playground as a setting.

There are just 300 spaces available for each night. You will need to bring a rug or a folding chair, but food and drink will be on sale.

Tickets can br bought online at and from tomorrow (Saturday) will be available at Lewes Torurist Indormation Centre.