Shakespeare at Thornbridge Hall

Cotton Grass Theatre, the Peak District’s own professional touring theatre company, will be bringing a new production of Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night to Thornbridge Hall at Ashford-in-the-Water this summer.

Cotton Grass is teaming up with Thornbridge Hall and Bakewell Arts Festival to present the play, to launch this year’s festival.

Janette Hockley-Webster, of Bakewell Arts Festival, said: “Twelfth Night will be the centrepiece of the 2011 festival and will get us off to a great start”.

The play will be directed by Sue McCormick and runs for 12 performances from Thursday, July 28 until Saturday, August 6. Matinee performances will take place on Thursday, August 4 and on both Saturdays at 2.30pm.

Tickets will be available from the Derby Live box office on 01332 255800 and online at www.derbylive.co.uk.