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Looking for a weekend away? Visit Stanthorpe Little Theatre’s new show at Granite Belt Winery

Credit: Stanthorpe Little Theatre

Logan locals looking for a relaxing and enjoyable weekend away should consider packing your bags, and heading to Stanthorpe for a unique winery and theatre experience happening this month.

Stanthorpe Little Theatre’s new Shakespeare Under the Stars show taking off this month, and is expected to be a hit.

President of Stanthorpe Little Theatre Shannon Cox says the new show will be set at the Granite Belt Brewery, where attendees can catch the tragic, and somewhat gruesome story of King Lear.

“This particular show, King Lear, is a tragedy, so there’s quite a few people dying on stage,” says Shannon.

 

“We do have cast members that are as young as 10 years old, but there is eye-gouging and sword fights, so we do recommend for ages 15 plus.”

Shannon says the cast was taught by a weapons master on proper sword fighting and replica weapons from that era.

“It’s a new way of doing things this year,” Shannon says.

Stanthorpe Little Theatre first started in 1984. Its Shakespeare Under the Stars is an event that has been running for 14 seasons, with King Lear the 15th performance in an open-air location.

“The Little Theatre has been doing Shakespeare Under the Stars for the last 16 years, and we’ve been doing it at local wineries – under the stars, with a glass of wine and cheese,” Shannon says.

 

“We’ve been doing this with a number of different directors and different casts, but each year we’ve done a different performance so it’s quite a unique event we have in the region.”

Credit: Stanthorpe Little Theatre

This year, Shakespeare under the Stars is being hosted at the Granite Belt Brewery over two weekends from 13th to 21st November.

“This one is over just the middle of November, so still in the middle of school season, but we have done it on the Friday and Saturday evenings,” Shannon says.

 

“So people can definitely come up for the weekend and enjoy Shakespeare under the stars and what the granite belt has to offer, and we’re holding it at the Granite Belt Brewery, so they do have cabins on site, but we’re also including complimentary transport from the motels along the main street of Stanthorpe out to the brewery as well, so you can really make a weekend of it.”

You can book tickets to the Little Theatre’s performance here.

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