Photos of Wigan
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Photo-a-Day Archive
Photo-a-Day Archive

Photo-a-Day  (Thursday, 5th July, 2012)

Open Air Theatre (1 of 2)


Open Air Theatre (1 of 2)
Taken in the walled gardens of Haigh Hall.

Photo: Ron Dawber  (Canon PowerShot S2 IS)
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Comment by: Ernest Pyke on 5th July 2012 at 03:43

"What`s It All About, Alfie?"
Enlighten us Ron.
It`s mainly a female audience and sparse. Can`t make out what the objects on the grass are - thought at first glance that they were bowls!!
Is the sword at bottom left stuck in the ground?

Comment by: Ron D on 5th July 2012 at 09:21

I know very little of the production. I think the name of the play is The Rivals ,Apologies for the quality,but I was unable to get in ,and had to take it over the gate with the long end of the zoom.
These events are a regular during the summer months in the walled gardens of Haigh Hall.

Comment by: Dave Marsh on 5th July 2012 at 09:37

You can get some good photos of people in costume when caught off guard especially if they are using their mobile.

Comment by: maggie on 5th July 2012 at 10:10

I was once a member of Wigan Little Theatre. each year they did the set Shakespeare, and the year I did O levels, it was Midsummer Nights Dream. They did it at Haigh Hall, and it was wonderful. I remember it still.

Comment by: Harry C. on 5th July 2012 at 16:33

The lady at the right of the picture seems to be wearing funny shoes!

Comment by: Ernest Pyke on 5th July 2012 at 22:03

Ron, according to :-
http://www.shakespearetheatreoutdoors.co.uk/
"The Rivals" was at 2pm on Wednesday 27th June and "The Merry Wives of Windsor" was at 7pm later that day.
So you took this photo on Wednesday 27th June in the afternnon?

Comment by: Ernest Pyke on 5th July 2012 at 22:11

No wonder the attendance was sparse.
A single ticket was £22.50 and concession £18.!!

Comment by: Jean F (Wales) on 5th July 2012 at 22:12

Think its a funny(peculiar) picture altogether !

Peerhaps we were not educated enough in "our school days!!"
Like your comment Dave.

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