FOR over 30 years, Castle Theatre Company has taken its annual summer Shakespeare tour around the South of England and the USA.

They have performed classic comedies on the lawns of stately homes, gardens and abbeys. Renowned for its high standard, Castle Theatre Company promises an afternoon of light-hearted family entertainment with their latest production - Love’s Labours Lost.

In the play, King Ferdinand of Navarre and his friends vow celibacy for three years in order to devote themselves to scholarly pursuits.

They forswear women for this period in order to keep their minds solely focused on learning.

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Unfortunately for them, they have forgotten that the Princess of France and her ladies are scheduled to visit on diplomatic business - when they meet, romantic chaos ensues as their vows are tested.

Castle Theatre Company is one of the oldest and most prestigious student Theatre Companies in Durham. They aim to offer extensive performance opportunities to students across the University.

Besides productions of classical and modern plays, they hold comedy nights, poetry evenings and workshops. Recent highlights include Dracula in Durham Castle’s Norman Chapel and Hamlet in Durham’s historic town hall.

Love Labour’s Lost will be performed at Glastonbury Abbey on July 10 at 6:30pm.

To book or to find out more, please visit www.glastonburyabbey.com or call 01458 831631.