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Life of Gallileo RSC Stratford on Avon

10% DISCOUNT for RSC ticket holders, stay at www.virginialodge.co.uk

Tim from Virginia Lodge Guest house (me) went to the RSC to see this play & whilst its not a Shakespeare play it had a great story & the acting was very good.

Arguably Brecht’s greatest play, The Life of Galileo charts the
seventeenth century scientist’s extraordinary fight with the church over
his assertion that the earth orbits the sun. Brecht beautifully
captures the explosive struggle between scientific discovery and
religious fundamentalism.

There are interesting parralels with modern life, where religious belief frequently overtakes logic,scientific knowledge & common sense.

Good play to see & whilst in Stratford stay at www.virginialodge.co.uk

Winter Tale

Tim from Virginia Lodge  Guest House in Stratford recently saw Winters Tale. What  a great play.

IT’S frightening how quickly passionate love turns to violent hatred in the RSC’s new production.

Tara Fitzgerald and Jo Stone-Fewings play royal couple Hermione and Leontes who have eyes only for each other until he suspects that she has been cheating on him and is pregnant with a rival’s child.

The hell of his own creation is mirrored in the turbulent water scenes reflected on the giant screen at the back of the stage. The waves rage as jealousy quickly destroys the couple’s perfect world.

Both Tara and Jo captured the emotions of the tormented relationship with powerhouse performances that could be truly shocking. The entire audience gasped when Leontes punched his pregnant wife in the stomach and threatened her with death.

His actions lead to him being banished into his own tower of regrets for much of the second half of the play, but that left the way for lighter fun in the shape of Pearce Quigley as opportunistic petty thief Autolycus, Nick Holder as the young shepherd faced off the attractions of two

buxom, ahem, ladies while David Shaw-Parker as his father boasted a wonderful filthy laugh.

Many of our guests have seen this play & its great. So see the play & stay at Virginia Lodge www.virginialodge.co.uk

Reviews: The Merry Wives of Windsor

With just over a month left of its run, the reviews are in for the Merry Wives of Windsor at the RSC Stratford.

Charles Spencer at the Telegraph praises this play which he says critics tend to be ‘a bit snooty’ about, and commends the current production. Comparing Philip Breen’s modern-dress production to “such TV classics as Fawlty Towers and The Good Life”, the play is, he says, “delightful”.

The Guardian describes the cast as “exceptionally strong”, and all the reviewers seem agreed in praising Desmond Barrit’s Falstaff – the Independent describes his performance as “splendid”. The supporting cast is in for praise too, with John Ramm’s Ford in for particular praise.

The play runs until January 12th, and it’s not too late to get your tickets on the RSC website.

And don’t forget, Virginia Lodge offers discounts on bed and breakfast for RSC ticket-holders. So why not visit Stratford for some “side-splitting” comedy to blow away the January blues?

  • http://www.guardian.co.uk/stage/2012/nov/02/the-merry-wives-of-windsor-review
  • http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/theatre/theatre-reviews/9651936/The-Merry-Wives-of-Windsor-Royal-Shakespeare-Theatre-Stratford-upon-Avon-review.html
  • http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/theatre-dance/reviews/the-merry-wives-of-windsor-royal-shakespeare-theatre-stratforduponavon-8277119.html

Winter break offers Stratford on Avon

Virginia Lodge has some great offers for a short winter break in a lovely town, which just happen to have one of the best theatres in the world.

3 nights for the price of 2

book 2 rooms togethor & save 20%

15% discount to RSC theatre ticket holders

offers apply on bookings Sunday to Thursday nights till 31st March 2013. Call to book 01789 292157

www.virginialodge.co.uk

Bed and Breakfast for less – Special Winter offers at Virginia Lodge

As Summer draws to a close, we would like to draw your attention to our special Winter offers. What better way to blow away the Winter blues than a trip to Stratford to watch one of Shakespeare’s heartiest comedies, the Merry Wives of Windsor at the RSC? At the same time, you can get some unique Christmas shopping done at Stratford’s many independent boutiques.

Stratford takes on a charm all of its own during the Winter, and with our special offers running from October to March, we hope you will find the time to experience all it has to offer.

See our Special Offers page for more details, or get in touch.