Dish of festive merriment

Twelfth night dress rehearsal at the Wisbech Grammar School
Twelfth night dress rehearsal at the Wisbech Grammar School
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A magical mix of mirth and melancholy is set to unfold in a production of Shakespeare’s festive comedy, ‘Twelfth night’ at Wisbech Grammar School.

The play, which is believed to have been written as an entertainment for the twelfth night of Christmas, revolves around mistaken identities and unrequited love and features the celebrated comic scene of the puritanical killjoy, Malvolio, disporting himself in bright yellow stockings.

Twelfth night dress rehearsal at the Wisbech Grammar School

Twelfth night dress rehearsal at the Wisbech Grammar School

A cast of 30 students aged from 18 to 11 has been rehearsing after school every day and on Sundays for the show and director Miss Alison Clayton, who is taking charge of her 12th production in a row at the school said she chose the play because she had the perfect person to act the fool, Feste.

Upper sixth form student David MacLachlan.

Head of food and nutrition Mrs Alison Sloan and her talented team are cooking up a range of seventeenth century delicacies which will be served up during the interval.

Tickets priced at £4 will be on sale at the door and performances of the three-night run, which starts on Wednesday, December 4, start at 7.30pm in the Russell hall.

Twelfth night dress rehearsal at the Wisbech Grammar School

Twelfth night dress rehearsal at the Wisbech Grammar School

Twelfth night dress rehearsal at the Wisbech Grammar School

Twelfth night dress rehearsal at the Wisbech Grammar School