Romeo and Juliet at Grosvenor Park Open Air TheatreKristy Stott, Theatre Editor
This summer Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre will provide the stunning setting for one of the greatest love stories ever written. William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet will play out underneath the stars. Think light summer nights, the pleasing sound of popping corks, pre-show picnics and content audiences. Exceptional performances, good company and fresh air – Chester has got the full house this summer.
Romeo and Juliet will be performed alongside productions of children’s show Stig of the Dump and Louisa May Alcott’s timeless classic Little Women.
The tale of star-crossed lovers will launch the open-air theatre’s exciting season and will be performed alongside top-notch productions of the best-loved children’s show Stig of the Dump and Louisa May Alcott’s timeless classic Little Women. Exploring themes of belonging, home, acceptance and discovery, all three full-length shows will be performed in rep by the company.
Set within the magical open-air surroundings of Grosvenor Park, this new staging of Romeo and Juliet will take place in late 1950s Italy and will feature an original score specially composed by the local Chester band, Me + Deboe.
The backdrop for this outdoor performance spectacular really is unrivalled…
Established in 2010, Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre is one of the country’s best-loved open-air theatres and regularly plays to sold-out audiences across the summer. The theatre is produced by Storyhouse, Chester’s award-winning cultural centre. Alongside, the three productions, there will also be a Grosvenor Park ‘village’. Offering a festival-esque vibe, there will be al-fresco seating, a teepee bar, activities for children as well as an exciting programme of extra events too.
The backdrop for this outdoor performance spectacular really is unrivalled – all you need to do is round up your family and friends, pack a picnic (or pre-order a pizza at the venue) and get that prosecco chilled on ice. A joy for all of the family in the beautiful open-air theatre at Grosvenor Park.