The award-winning Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre, founded in 2010 by Storyhouse (then known as Chester Performs) has announced details of its 2019 season.
Shakespeare’s Henry V and Twelfth Night will be performed, alongside a brand-new version of the timeless children’s classic The Borrowers by Bryony Lavery.
The season opens on Friday 5th July with Twelfth Night (on until 24th August).
It’s Shakespeare’s comedy about cross dressing and mistaken identities, and will be directed by Julia Thomas.
Meanwhile, the Bard’s history play, Henry V (26th July – 25th August) will be directed by Loveday Ingram.
Mary Norton’s story of little people who borrow in order to survive, The Borrowers (13th July – 25th August) will complete the programme. Katie Posner is set to direct.
Alex Clifton, artistic director Storyhouse, commented: “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.”
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.
In ten years it has moved from these humble beginnings to a thrust stage to a full in the round theatre.
Over 40% of seats are covered, and capacity has doubled. The theatre now welcomes around 27,000 theatregoers over 8 weeks each summer.