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Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre reveals 2021 shows


Shakespeare, Kipling and Jane Austen will come together to entertain audiences at Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre this summer.

The Chester outdoor theatre programme is being extended this year with 110 shows between May 29 and August 30.

It includes two productions postponed from 2020 – a new adaptation of Austen’s perennially popular Pride and Prejudice, written by Deborah McAndrew and directed by Conrad Nelson, and The Jungle Book in a version by Glyn Maxwell and directed by Gitika Buttoo.

They will be joined by the rollicking The Merry Wives of Windsor with John Young directing.

Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre is run by Chester Storyhouse.

And Storyhouse artistic director Alex Clifton says: “Merry Wives is a show which demands that you just turn off, sit back and giggle – it’s what we all need this year.

“Pride and Prejudice will hit all the sweet spots - as a romance and as a narrative. Jane Austen’s classic sense of humour is so delicious and still feels very potent.

“While for kids and the young at heart The Jungle Book will be full of music, full of heart and a great homecoming story.”

The season opens with The Jungle Book on May 29, followed by The Merry Wives of Windsor on June 4, and Pride and Prejudice on July 9. All three will then run in repertory until August 30.

Tickets are on sale to Storyhouse members until Easter Monday and then on general sale.

More details and tickets from the Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre website HERE