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SHAKESPEARE FOR THE 21ST CENTURY

A full house of 500, revelled in glorious weather and a superb performance of The Merchant of Venice by Illyria in the second open air play of the 2018 season at Lytham Hall. The capacity audience, the first ever for a Shakespeare play, were all in full picnic mode on a beautiful windless afternoon and greatly appreciated the singing of the Lytham Community Choir, under the baton of Graham Warrington, before the play. £500 was raised for Brian House and St. Luke’s Leprosy Hospital by means of a charity raffle, with two tickets for Il Divo at the Lytham Festival, generously donated by Peter Taylor, as the top prize. The Mayor of the Fylde, Councillor Peter Collins, accompanied by the Mayoress

From English Village Policeman to The Merchant of Venice.

From English Village Policeman to The Merchant of Venice. That’s the major change of role and style for actor David Sayers who will play Shylock in Illyria’s open air production of one of Shakespeare’s most gripping plays at Lytham Hall next Sunday 8 July. David’s last appearance at Lytham Hall with Illyria was as Constable Enoch Samways in Danny, Champion of the World of the World which drew a record crowd on Bank Holiday Sunday in August 2016. David who trained at The Poor School of Acting in London has played in works as diverse as Ibsen, Alan Ayckbourn and David Mamet in a stage, film and radio career approaching 20 years. His roles have included Colonel Pickering in Pygmalion, Quince i

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