Visiting companies fill the Williamson Park gap

Williamson Park - Railway Children

Williamson Park - Railway Children

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This summer’s outdoor theatre season at Lancaster’s Williamson Park has been handed to visiting companies.

Throughout August there will be adaptations of Shakespeare’s Henry V and A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Roald Dahl’s The Twits, Gilbert and Sullivan’s HMS Pinafore and E. Nesbitt’s The Railway Children.

Illyria perform Henry V on Wednesday August 1 and Thursday August 2 at 7.30pm as originally written, on a stage inspired by those of the mediaeval touring troupes.

Tickets cost £13.50 for adults £8.50 for children/concessions and £39 for a family.

They are back with matinee performances of Roald Dahl’s The Twits on Tuesday and Wednesday August 7 and 8 at 3.30pm.

Tickets cost £13.50 for adults £8.50 for children/concessions and £39 for a family.

On Sunday, August 12, the comic opera HMS Pinafore by Gilbert and Sullivan gets the complete Illyria treatment, faithfully performed by a reduced cast on a beautiful nautical set.

The performance starts at 7.30pm. Tickets cost £15 for adults, £10 for children/concessions and £45 for a family.

The literary classic The Railway Children has been adapted into an award-winning performance by Heartbreak Theatre Company. It will be staged on Wednesday and Thursday August 15 and 16 at 7.30pm. Tickets cost £13 for adults, £9 for children/concessions or £39 for a family.

The outdoor theatre season will conclude with Shakespeare’s best loved romantic comedy A Midsummer Night’s Dream presented by Chapterhouse Theatre Company on Tuesday and Wednesday August 21 and 22 at 7.30pm. Tickets cost £13.50 for adults, £8.50 for children/concessions or £39 for a family.

Tickets from (01524) 33318 or online at www.lancaster.gov.uk/park-tickets.