20 June 2011
We were thrilled to welcome the Willow Theatre Company to the garden at Allt-y-bela on 18 June. Over one hundred guests enjoyed al fresco dining around the garden before a thoroughly entertaining performance of William Shakespeare's famous tragedy Romeo and Juliet. The atmosphere was beautiful, not in the least bit dampened by a typical Welsh shower mid way through the first half. Umbrellas were brought out and the true British spirit prevailed bringing everyone together in a show of solidarity for the fantastic actors, who improvised brilliantly through the rain.
The second half enjoyed glorious evening sunshine and at the end of the play the appreciation of the audience abounded. We all dried off in front of a roaring fire and enjoyed a warming tipple before stumbling home to bed! It was a real treat - a magical evening which we will certainly be trying to replicate next year. My huge thanks go to the Willow Theatre Company - I am already looking forward to next time.