Review: Merlin and the Legend of King Arthur @ Williamson Park, Lancaster (From Lancaster And Morecambe Citizen)
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Review: Merlin and the Legend of King Arthur @ Williamson Park, Lancaster
6:11pm Wednesday 20th July 2011 in By Emma Lidiard
IT is a great shame this is the last year The Dukes produced its walking theatre, which has become a nationally-renowned event.
The charm and endless possibilities offered by Williamson Park are always maximised by The Dukes’ team who transform the open-air venue into an enchanting set.
This year’s production of Merlin captured the uniqueness of the event more than ever.
A magical atmosphere could be seen, smelt and almost tasted.
From smoke to incense, every last detail was taken care of. Actors gave a passionate performance.
Laughter, screams, and even the odd tear, could be seen from the scores of people who turned out on a fine summer evening.
Arthur, played by John Cockerill, excelled and the Barrow woman, played by Shelley Atkinson, had people in fits of laughter.
A truly exciting production for the end of an era.
* Until August 13. Box office on 01524 598500 or visit www.dukes-lancaster.org