OPEN air theatre performances are to return to one of the Chester’s most iconic attractions following a successful 2012.
After the success of last year’s season, which saw 10,500 theatregoers attend the Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre, Chester Performs have announced a series of new dates for this summer.
During an extended eight-week run, the theatre will, for the first time, stage three separate and varied productions which will run from July 5 to August 25.
Shakespeare will be at the heart of the season with A Midsummer Night’s Dream and, unlike previous years where the Bard’s romantic comedies have prevailed, a tragedy will be presented in the form of Othello, with the final production being the swashbuckling story of Cyrano de Bergerac.
Alex Clifton, artistic director at the theatre, said: “2013 looks to be our most exciting and challenging season to date. We have set a high bar for ourselves with the successes we have had since we began in 2010, and have prepared a programme for this summer which will, I believe, thrill our audience.
“Bringing these three plays, about lovers struggling to find their ways to each other past deception and trickery, to our beautiful park this summer will be a great treat. We have again extended our run and I very much look forward to meeting that brilliant audience again.”
Tickets will be on sale in February, with more information available online at the Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre website www. grosvenorpark openairtheatre.co.uk.