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RSC’s tree planting at Charlecote

This online article made me smile today…

The cast from Love’s Labour’s Lost and Love’s Labour’s Won have planted a celebratory tree at Charlecote Park.

The set for these two productions is modelled on Charlecote Park, a National Trust property just outside Stratford-upon-Avon.

Iconic areas of the property, including the gatehouse and library, were painstakingly recreated in our workshops, designed Simon Higlett.

Even the bells that audiences hear chiming are the actual clock bells that ring out across Charlecote Park.

The trailer for the productions was filmed in the house and grounds, and numerous visitors have seen the shows then come to the property to see it for themselves.

To mark the partnership, cast and creatives for the productions visited Charlecote this week to plant a beech tree.


It is worth clicking through to the RSC webpage to find out more about this. Director Christopher Luscombe explains why he decided to set his productions at Charlecote Park in a great little audio clip. I must say, I agree with him. It is a beautiful place.

And, if you haven’t been to Charlecote or seen the RSC production, this is what the bells sound like.


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