Outdoor theatre in the East of England
Watch re-imaginings of literary classics, see favourite children’s tales come to life or enjoy new dramatic works this summer.
Coggeshall Grange Barn - Saturday 10 June
With a fresh and vibrant approach to Shakespeare, Three Inch Fools will be bringing us one of the Bard’s most beloved comedies, in the majestic setting of Grange Barn.
Orford Ness - Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 June
Stuff of Dreams Theatre Company presents Anglian Mist, a fictional telling of events that occurred on Orford Ness during the Cold War. It’s a story of love, lies and betrayal set against the background of the top secret research happening at that time.
The Comedy of Errors
Hatfield Forest - Thursday 29 June
Ickworth - Sunday 16 July
The Lord Chamberlain’s Men are back with one of Shakespeare’s best plays, known for its farce and slapstick.
The Wind in the Willows
Willington Dovecote & Stables - Friday 30 June
Houghton Mill - Saturday 1 July
Flatford - Saturday 26 August
Join Ratty, Mole and Toad for a summer adventure. What starts as a search for the best picnic spot rapidly turns into a hilarious escapade.
A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Sheringham Park - Saturday 8 July
Oxburgh Hall - Friday 14 July
Flatford - Friday 28 July
Ickworth - Sunday 20 August
Shakespeare’s best-loved romantic comedy. Let yourself be whisked away on a thrilling journey to the most magical of forests and meet star-crossed lovers, playful fairies and hilarious travelling players.
Hatfield Forest - Thursday 10 August, 7.30pm
Illyria Open Air Touring Theatre presents The Mikado, one of Gilbert & Sullivan’s most popular comic operas. Take a trip to Japan with some great songs and costumes.
Coggeshall Grange Barn - Thursday 24 August, 7.30pm
Meet Jane Austen’s favourite heroine in this wonderful theatrical adaption by Dot productions.