Bard runs wild in the woods next month

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The Bard’s comical side will be to the fore in Preston next month when The Continental pub hosts a new production of As You Like It.

It’s summer time in the forest, and absolutely everything is kicking off.

The Duke is banished, and living on the run – and now he’s found a bunch of deer, a knackered ukulele, the grumpiest man in the world and gone native.

His daughter is stuck in the city and bored out of her mind – until she gets terribly excited at a sweaty wrestling match.

Immediately she is banished to the forest with her best mate, a jester and an irresistible urge to begin dressing as a man...

Things don’t look good. But the sun is out, someone’s carved love songs on all the trees and hormones are running wild. Welcome to Shakespeare’s forest of Arden...

Bingo Dragon Theatre Company aim to take you on a trip into the heart of this joyful, anarchic woodland for a delirious celebration of love, freedom and horny shepherds.

As You Like It is at The Continental on September17, doors open 7pm

Tickets cost £7 and are available by calling 01772 499 425 , in person from The Continental or at www.newcontinental.net/ Also Preston Visitor Information in the Guild Hall, 01772 253 731.