A night of lust and lovers

Tickets are on sale now for The Bard's Banquet, one of the most popular and fun evenings in the Stratford Shakespeare Festival program. Photo: Contributed

CALLING all Bohemians and Creatures of the underworld!

Tickets are on sale now for The Bard’s Banquet, one of the most popular and fun evenings in the Stratford Shakespeare Festival program.

The event – scheduled for Saturday, May 13 – promised to be a night of wondrous merry making as we continue to celebrate all things ShakesPair.

Dance, feast, find truth, beauty and maybe a little romance. Come What May, this Moulin Rouge-inspired event promises to be Spectacular, Spectacular!

Plus, there’s even more entertainment to be had in an adapted performance of Love’s Labour’s Lost by the Australian Shakespeare Company – Graduate Players.

As always, attendees are encouraged to come dressed to the theme – Because you Can-Can.

Banquet-goers will be treated to a three-course meal, and drinks may be purchased from the Bard’s Bar.

Tickets are $70 per head; attendees are encouraged to book early to avoid disappointment.

For tickets and all things Shakespeare, visit stratfordshakespeare.com.au

The Stratford Shakespeare Festival is sponsored by Wellington Shire Council through its community assistance grant; the festival gratefully acknowledges this support.

The event has been a staple event in the town since 1991.

For those unaware, the town and river that runs through the town shares a name with the place where the famous playwright was born – Stratford-upon-Avon, in the United Kingdom.

The festival has created an enduring arts legacy for Stratford that showcases community, professional theatre and the broader arts scene.

In Shakespeare’s words:

Those friends thou hast, and their adoption tried,

Grapple them to thy soul with hoops of steel;

But do not dull thy palm with entertainment

Of each new-hatch’d, unfledg’d comrade.