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Grosvenor Park proves all the world's a stage

July 2, 2019

Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre is celebrating its 10th anniversary with a summer of new shows staged in the heart of Chester.

Shakespeare’s Henry V – starring real-life husband and wife Joseph Millson and Sarah-Jane Potts - and Twelfth Night will be performed in rep alongside a new version of children’s classic The Borrowers, penned by Bryony Lavery.

Twelfth Night has opened the season, with The Borrowers opening on July 13 and finally Henry V on July 26.

All three productions run in repertory until the late August Bank Holiday weekend in a purpose-built ‘theatre in the round’ auditorium in Grosvenor Park which is a 10 minute walk from Chester Railway Station.

Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre was founded in 2010. Its first productions Much Ado About Nothing and Hercules were staged on a simple wooden platform stage, for three weeks to an audience of 2,500.

Over the last decade its capacity has doubled, and the theatre – run as part of the Chester Storyhouse stable - now welcomes around 27,000 theatregoers for eight weeks each summer.

Storyhouse artistic director Alex Clifton said: “Our productions will explore borders – whether real or imagined, being a stranger in a foreign land and the impact of leaving home.

“Like all of our seasons audiences can expect to feel joy, heartache and be riveted beneath our starry roof.”

For more details and booking visit the website HERE

 

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