ACTOR and panto dame Christopher Biggins will flip the switch to start this year’s Birthplace Lightshow.
The former I’m A Celebrity winner will be at Shakespeare’s Birthplace on Henley Street to officially start the show on Thursday November 27, at 5.30pm.
The festivities kick-off with a street parade featuring the Christmas fairy on stilts, live performances from the Rock Choir and the chance to meet Guide Dogs for the Blind’s Shakespeare Puppies.
Biggins – as the actor refers to himself – is known for playing roles as diverse Emperor Nero in the BBC’s acclaimed I, Claudius, and Lukewarm in classic comedy, and was recently seen in the district when he appeared on Celebrity MasterChef, which featured an episode filmed at Mary Arden’s Farm.
The Birthplace Lightshow, organised by the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust in partnership with the Henley Street traders, is celebrating the Bard’s 450th birthday with an all new lightshow developed by digital artist, Anthony Head.
Spectators will be treated to four different shows projected onto the Tudor walls of Shakespeare’s Birthplace every evening.
Each show runs for approximately five minutes and will include dramatic performances by Shakespeare Aloud!, the resident acting troupe at Shakespeare’s Birthplace.
Visit www.birthplacelightshow.co.uk for full details.