Top secret theatre in Flint
People in and around Flint should keep their eyes and ears wide open over
Easter Sunday and Bank Holiday Monday... in and around Flint, say... in the
Castle... or on Flint High Street... or maybe even in a well-known Flint
supermarket around 1.30pm, 2.30pm or 3.30pm….
2016 marks the 400th anniversary of Shakespeares death. And this Easter Cadw,
the Welsh Government’s historic environment service responsible for the
protection and conservation of a number of monuments, including Flint Castle,
and Flintshire County Councils Arts, Culture and Events Service are sponsoring
some rather unusual and exciting events to celebrate the Bards special
connection to Flint Castle.
Not everyone knows that in Shakespeares great play Richard II, the King
submits to Henry Bolingbrokes rebel army at Flint Castle. Richard is then
marched to London where he abdicates and is subsequently murdered, paving the
way for Bolingbroke to become the next King - Henry IV.
Kevin Jones, Cabinet Member for Leisure, said:
“Flintshire County Council is pleased to be involved in this exciting
partnership event aimed at bringing this iconic play and its link with Flint
Castle to life for local audiences and visitors.
“The connection between Flint and Shakespeare should be highlighted and
promoted widely in an aim to attract more visitors to the area, and during
Wales’ Year of Adventure there’s no better time to bring dramatic performances
and engaging events to our towns and historic sites.”
Janys Chambers, a BAFTA-nominated writer and director of the event, said:
We dont want to give the game away too much, but there is currently a great
vogue for pop-up theatre, and on Easter Sunday and Easter Monday, it may well
be worth spending your afternoons in and around Flint, say... in the Castle...
or on Flint High Street... or maybe even in a well-known Flint supermarket
around 1.30pm, 2.30pm or 3.30pm….
You never know what colourful characters from history might suddenly appear...
or what they might do!
The secret theatricals may involve actor Richard Hand (Emmerdale, Coronation
Street, Hollyoaks) popular Welsh actor Richard Shackley (Clwyd Theatr Cymru,
Theatr Iolo) and Jessica Loren, a new young actress.
We think our surprise events will be a lot of fun both for local people and
for visitors, while celebrating both an iconic Welsh site and our greatest ever
For further information please contact Trefor Lloyd Roberts, FCC Arts
Development Officer Trefor.firstname.lastname@example.org 01352 704027