The Merchant of Venice

“Following its acclaimed Much Ado About Nothing (2008), The Festival Players Theatre Company brings you the Bard’s great comedy of Riddles, Romance, and Revenge, The Merchant of Venice. This engaging tale delivers both comedy and passion, and the central theme delivers the most suspense-filled court scene of all the great plays. Once again, an all-male company will perform a Shakespeare classic with startling clarity, energy, and brilliance in a richly costumed production designed to appeal to all ages”.

Anthony Hewitt

This is the first time Anthony has performed at Lampeter House however he comes highly recommended by those who have heard him play. Critics have been raving about a CD he recently released of List’s piano music:

“A remarkably Gifted Artist” The Gramophone (2008)
“Anthony Hewitt's performance is exemplary in all respects” Classical (2009)
A Viennese Whirl

“The acclaimed opera company Opera Box present a captivating new production “A Viennese Whirl”, which evokes the magic and music of Vienna, transporting audiences to the banks of the dreamy Danube River.

Hosted by the charismatic Artistic Director of Opera Box, Brendan Wheatley, A Viennese Whirl offers audiences an enchanting evening of singing and soaring violin melodies of some of the most popular works from Viennese composers including Kreisler, Lehar, Kalman, Johann Strauss as well as operettas such as ‘The Waltz King’, ‘The Merry Widow’, ‘Die Fledermaus’ and ‘The Gypsy Baron’ .

Tenor, Richard Allen who won the prestigious Blue Ribbon Award at the National Eisteddfod Festival of Wales, and Soprano Alycia Fasha, whose engagements have included Frasquita Carmen, Leila The Pearl Fishers and Musetta La Bohème for English National Opera, will astound audiences with their sublime vocal talents. The superb violinist Roger Huckle, leader of The Emerald Ensemble, will delight everyone with his gypsy melodies. All are accompanied by an orchestra under the baton of Frazer Gould.”

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