Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre has revealed its 2021 summer season with tickets on sale now.
Following the news of the government’s road map, an extended season has been announced which the theatre opening Saturday, 29 May.
Performances will run until Monday, 30 August with 110 shows between the late May and August bank holiday.
Children’s classic the Jungle Book (29 May – 30 August) and Shakespeare’s farce The Merry Wives of Windsor (4 June – 30 August) will be performed alongside Jane Austen’s romantic comedy Pride and Prejudice (9 July – 30 August).
Alex Clifton, artistic director at Storyhouse, said: We are promising another barn-raising summer of joy as we emerge into the summer! 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. Whilst for kids and the young at heart The Jungle Book will be full of music, full of heart and a great homecoming story.”
Glyn Maxwell has adapted of the Kipling classic The Jungle Book. Maxwell also adapted Grosvenor Park favourites Alice in Wonderland, Wind in the Willows and Cyrano de Bergerac. British – Indian director Gitika Buttoo will direct.
Playwright Deborah McAndrew has adapted Pride and Prejudice, Conrad Nelson will direct. John Young will direct Merry Wives of Windsor. Design by Jessica Curtis.
Tickets are on sale to Storyhouse Card members until Easter Monday. Prices for members start from £26.50 and for general release at £28. Membership is £4 a month, and cancellable at any time.
To find out more and book visit grosvenorpark.co.uk