The Bard returns to Tyalgum
TYALGUM’S Flutterbies Cottage Cafe will transform into a Shakespearean stage once more in June.
Shakespeare’s comedy, Twelfth Night will mark the second annual event of its kind at the village cafe.
Organiser Solar Chapel said while it was still more than a month away, strong demand had already forced a second show to be added to the billing.
Last week tickets to the theatre show on Saturday, June 18, had sold out.
A Midsummer Night’s Dream was met with a strong demand last year.
“We’re just so delighted that people are so excited about wanting to come and be part of the show,” Mr Chapel said.
“It was such a great night last year,” he said.
Mr Chapel said last year’s banquet-style dinner event had the cafe decorated in Shakespearean theatre style, with many audience members dressing up,
“So many people got into the spirit of it,” he said.
“People seemed to love the banquet-style dinner. It’s a very immersive experience and it’s a very popular event.”
Mr Chapel said a lot of effort would go into making the night an all-encom- passing experience.
“There’s a lot of preparation involved and it’s a very big team effort,” he said. “With the lighting, stage and costumes, there are a lot of people involved helping to create it and make it something great.”
He said anyone wanting to nab tickets for the additional Friday night production should get in quick.
“We’re getting bookings in every day for the Friday night so for people who’d like to book in for it they’d better call us soon,” he said.
Flutterbies hosted three sold-out nights of A Midsummer Night’s Dream last year.
Mr Chapel said the cafe would host a different Shakespearean production every winter.
The show will be at 6.30pm on Friday and Saturday, June 17 and 18.
Tickets are $75 and include a banquet-style dinner and glass of mulled wine on arrival.
Bookings: 02 6679 3221.