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OPEN AIR THEATRE THIS SUMMER
Published : 01/Jun/2023
Theatre Severn have unveiled a programme of open-air theatre as they team up with Shrewsbury Castle for another summer of alfresco fun. Expect Shakespeare classics, Princess picnics, family favourites and more, from some of the UK’s best touring theatre companies.
Sunday 23 July
, Once Upon a Party present
Princess Picnic in the Castle
. Children are invited to join Princess Beauty, The Snow Queen and The Tower Princess for songs, dances, and plenty of photo opportunities in the beautiful surroundings of Shrewsbury Castle grounds.
Get ready for the ultimate British theatrical experience as The Three Inch Fools return with legendary folktale
Thursday 27 July
. Expect plenty of music, comedy and many a quick costume change in a summer production fit for all the family.
Wednesday 2 August
, The Lord Chamberlain's Men invite you to join them for
Romeo and Juliet
. With a history stretching back to William Shakespeare himself, they present this great play as he first saw it, in the open air, with an all-male cast, music and dance.
Immersion Theatre return with a brand-new adaptation of
The Wizard of Oz
. The Wizard of Oz takes place on
Thursday 10 August
, and promises a magical performance with audience participation and dazzling costumes. Twelfth Night follows on
Sunday 13 August
where audiences can expect a laugh-a-minute adaptation of Shakespeare’s riotous comedy.
Thursday 17 August
Quantum Theatre perform Kenneth Grahame’s family favourite
The Wind in the Willows
. Join Mole, Ratty and Badger on their mad-cap adventures in this heart-warming tale of friendship, mishap, and mayhem.
To round off the summer programme, founder member of Fairport Convention,
performs a special open-air gig on
Sunday 20 August
, playing songs from across his career to enthral fans of contemporary singer/songwriter and folk styles.
Tickets for open-air theatre events at Shrewsbury Castle are on sale now and can be booked online at theatresevern.co.uk or by telephone (01743 281281).