Sensibly, the Open Air Theatre is only open in the summer months – and luckily for us, this year there’s actually a Great British Summer to speak of. Genres range from Shakespeare to family plays; headlining this year are Macbeth, Into the Woods and The Comedy of Errors, though there is also comedy and music available – look out for Stephen Amos on the 25th of July. Don’t think this is a picnic-blanket event, however; the Open Air Theatre is a proper outdoor amphitheatre with seats an’ all, which could be a good or a bad thing, depending on what you’re looking for. Tickets start at £10, and those wishing to view in a little more comfort can opt for premium seats, earning them a pre-performance glass of wine and programme included in the price. A lovely Midsummer Night’s Dream-worthy setting for satisfying your thespian cravings.
By Nicola Di Luzio at Hg2
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