Shakespeare in the garden for Ickle Pickles

The King of France, Helena, and Bertram took their places in the garden for a fabulous night of Shakespeare to benefit premature babies.

Wednesday, 19th July 2017, 3:48 pm
Updated Tuesday, 12th September 2017, 11:37 am
Sarah MacKiinon as Helen in Shakespeares All's Well That Ends Well in the garden of Hill Farm House, Swanmore, in aid of the Ickle Pickles

Jenny and Mike Maunder opened up their home, Hill Farm House, in Swanmore, for a performance of The Bard’s All’s Well That Ends Well by the theatre company, The Villagers.

Each year the couple invite the public to experience the joy of Shakespeare in aid of the neonatal charity, Ickle Pickles.

This year more than £1,600 was raised through ticket sales and donations for strawberries and cream.

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Rob Spragg as Parolles in All's Well that Ends Well

Lorraine Blackburn, from Ickle Pickles, said: ‘The money raised will purchase an apnoea monitor and a cold light transilluminator for the neonatal unit at Queen Alexandra Hospital, Cosham.

‘We welcomed a few of the staff members from the unit who enjoyed the evening with us.’

To make a donation to Ickle Pickles go to icklepickles.org.

Shakespeares All's Well That Ends Well in the garden of Hill Farm House, Swanmore
The audience engrossed in All's Well That Ends Well
Ian Wright appearing as The King of France in Shakespeares All's Well That Ends Well in the garden of Hill Farm House, Swanmore in aid of the Ickle Pickles
Phil Hollyman appearing as The Clown in Shakespeares All's Well That Ends Well with Pat Aird as Countess Rousillon
Ian Wright, left, as the King of France challenging Sean Kimber as Betram in All's Well that Ends Well
Pat Aird as Countess Rousillon in Shakespeares All's Well That Ends Well in Swanmore in aid of the Ickle Pickles Charity
Rob Spragg as Parolles in All's Well that Ends Well
Shakespeares All's Well That Ends Well in the garden of Hill Farm House, Swanmore
The audience engrossed in All's Well That Ends Well
Ian Wright appearing as The King of France in Shakespeares All's Well That Ends Well in the garden of Hill Farm House, Swanmore in aid of the Ickle Pickles
Phil Hollyman appearing as The Clown in Shakespeares All's Well That Ends Well with Pat Aird as Countess Rousillon
Ian Wright, left, as the King of France challenging Sean Kimber as Betram in All's Well that Ends Well
Pat Aird as Countess Rousillon in Shakespeares All's Well That Ends Well in Swanmore in aid of the Ickle Pickles Charity