James comes home for Illyria

One of Lancashire’s most promising young actors has landed the lead role in the open air production of Shakespeare’s As You like It at Lytham Hall.

Lytham St. Annes born James Dangerfield as Henry
Lytham St. Annes born James Dangerfield as Henry

James Dangerfield, from Lytham St Annes, has been cast by director Oliver Gray to play Orlando in Illyria’s production, which will be at the Hall on Sunday, July 7, at 6pm, the second play in this summer’s outdoor season.

Former King Edward schoolboy James, 26, is delighted to be spending his third summer with Illyria and is looking forward to a return visit to his home town.

He said: “This is a major challenge for me and is very different from the part of Henry V or my recent role of Dandini in London, in the pantomime at The Broadway Theatre, Catford.

“Performing in front of my own family and friends always makes it a very special evening for me.”