Grosvenor Park announces 2022 open air season


Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre at Chester has unveiled its 2022 programme of shows.

Romeo and Juliet, Little Women and family favourite Stig of the Dump will play in repertory at the open-air venue, run by Storyhouse, over July and August.

Tickets are on sale to Storyhouse members from this Thursday and on general sale from April 8.

Romeo and Juliet is directed by John Young who was at the helm of last summer’s Merry Wives of Windsor. This new production is set in 1950s Italy and features original music by Chester band Me + Deboe.

Actor and writer Anne Odeke has written the new stage adaptation of Louisa May Alcott’s classic Little Women which is being transported from Civil War America to Britain on the outbreak of the First World War.

Natasha Rickman, who directed Antigone at Storyhouse last autumn, will direct this new show.

And finally there’s a welcome return for the 2016 Jessica Swale adaptation of Clive King’s children’s favourite Stig of the Dump, directed by Harry Jardine, which will be fully accessible with both Stig and Barney being played by deaf actors, and an integrated BSL signer as part of every show.

Storyhouse chief executive Andrew Bentley said: “We’ve been really proud to continue offering live performance to our loyal Grosvenor Park audiences during the pandemic. But it’s really exciting to finally be able to announce that Grosvenor Park is back with full-length shows including intervals, full lighting and a full company of talented actor-musicians waiting to entertain.

“We’ve got three amazing shows for 2022 – and while they’re all different there are themes of belonging, home, acceptance, discovery and finding your tribe which link them all.

“And along with the main shows, we’re planning a programme of additional events which together we hope will add to a real festival feel for what I know is going to be fantastic summer in the park.”

Romeo and Juliet opens on July 1, Little Women on July 8 and Stig of the Dump on July 22. They will then all run in repertory until August 29. Children aged 12 and under go free when accompanied by a full paying adult.

More details and booking HERE