Esther first performed with SFS in 2011 so we caught up with her to see how she what she was looking forward to most this year.
Stafford Gatehouse Theatre: SFS is now one of the largest Shakespeare events in Europe, how do you feel about being part of it this year?
Esther Biddle: Great! It's one of the best open air events.
SGT: What made you want to perform with SFS again?
EB: It's always such fun and enjoyed so much by the public. I get to spend time with great mates and I just love it up here!
SGT: Have you performed at any other castles or any unusual venues?
EB: I've done a play at the top of the 'Gherkin' building in London!
|Esther as Pheobe|
EB: She's tricksy. And Welsh. And a bit like Bonnie Tyler. She's also massively ungenerous with Silvius (played by James Haggie)
SGT: What do you think Pheobe brings to the play?
EB: Comedic joy and some light relief!
SGT: What do you think audiences will enjoy this year?
EB: The comedy of the mistaken identities and the music.
As You Like It opens this Sunday and runs until Saturday 12th July at Stafford Castle.