YOUNG actors in Wallingford are performing together for the first time in two years after the coronavirus pandemic.

Encore, the youth section of the performing arts group Sinodun Players, are coming back together for a performance of Shakespeare Shake-up at the end of this month.

The young actors, which meet weekly in four different groups based on age, haven’t been able to perform together due to coronavirus restrictions.

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However, they are returning to the stage at the Corn Exchange theatre on Friday, June 25 and Saturday, June 26.

The show, which has a cast of 37, is an exploration of abridged versions of Shakespeare’s Macbeth, Twelfth Night, The Tempest, The Taming of the Shrew and A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

Bruce Williams, the marketing director for Sinodun Players, said: “This production is of a special significance – the enthusiasm and excitement is palpable.”

The Sinodun Players are putting on a second summer show on Tuesday, July 12, Wednesday, July 13 and Saturday, July 16 of Alan Ayckbourn’s comedy, Bedroom Farce.

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Set in London in 1975, Ayckbourn’s explores the life occurring in three suburban bedrooms during one evening and the following early morning.

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Mr Williams added: “With a bold new stage design to encompass three bedrooms this is most certainly an evening's entertainment not to be missed.”

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This story was written by Gee Harland, she joined the team in 2022 as a senior multimedia reporter.

Gee covers Wallingford and Didcot.

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