Al fresco theatre for Swanage Lifeboat Week!

Lifeboats News Release

Professional theatre company Rain or Shine, hailed by ‘The Stage’ as 'one of the best companies touring open air theatre' are set to delight family audiences once again this summer with their 21st Anniversary production of Shakespeare’s ‘perfect pastoral comedy’… As You Like It.

Promotional poster for 2019 Rain or Shine Theatre production 'As You Like It'

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Promotional poster for 2019 Rain or Shine Theatre production 'As You Like It'

Join one of The Bard’s most famous heroines, Rosalind, as she makes her way in a world full of power, jealousy and tyranny. In fear for her life and in search of true love, she flees her heritage with her cousin Celia and fool Touchstone. Will disguising herself as a country lad lead her to a new life full of hope, laughter, and her banished father? With songs galore, hand-to-hand wrestling, idiotic shepherds and the infamous melancholic Jaques, this comedy is sure to delight family audiences from 6 to 96.

So pack your picnic, rugs and chairs, pop open some beer or bubbly and sit back and relax in the summer sunshine, while we whisk you off to the Forest of Arden where anything can happen!

Rain or Shine aim is to bring classical theatre into the heart of Swanage for their August performance during Swanage Lifeboat Week.

The performance is at Prince Albert Gardens Amphitheatre on Monday 12th August at 7pm. Tickets can be purchased by calling 01929 422885, or Rainorshine on 0330 660 0541 or via

Audiences are requested to bring along low-backed seating or rugs, and a picnic to maximise their enjoyment of the al fresco performances.

Full details of the tour and venues can be found on the Rain or Shine website and tickets can be purchased from each venue, through Ticketweb via, or by ringing 0330 660 0541.

Notes to Editors 

Photos shows promotional images of Rain or Shine theatre, credit Rain or Shine

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Photo of Rain or Shine Theatre Production 'As You Like It'

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Photo of Rain or Shine Theatre Production 'As You Like It'

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