A summer of Open Air Theatre in North Lodge Park, Cromer
The old croquet lawn, outside North Lodge on the cliff-top, is a special place for open air theatre. With the backdrop of the Grade II listed building, the enclosed lawn enhances the special atmosphere of outdoor performances.
This summer the Friends of North Lodge Park are pleased to bring 3 very different dramas to Cromer, building on the successful events of previous years.
The summer starts on June 22nd when Stuff of Dreams Theatre Company will be bringing Shakespeare to the Park, launching their summer tour; and what better than the ever popular A Midsummer Night’s Dream, a drama made for outdoor theatre; and when better to experience the drama than midsummer. This production is a great introduction to Shakespeare, suitable for all aged 10 and above.
A talented cast of eight will tell the story of the extraordinary events that take place in the city of Athens and the enchanted wood just outside its walls on midsummer night. Witness the feud between Oberon, King of the Fairies and his Queen the stunning Titania. Watch Theseus woo the unforgiving Hippolyta, Queen of the Amazons. Laugh as Bottom and his friends rehearse their play ready for Great Theseus nuptial day and become the victims of Puck’s mischievous pranks.
Finally watch the lovers Lysander and Hermia, Helena and Demetrius as their relationships break down, friendships shatter and dreams are broken. Will love conquer all? Who knows? The only thing that is certain is that the course of true love never did run smooth.
Advance tickets are £5 from northlodgepark.org.uk
The performance starts at 7.30, gates open at 6pm. The audience is encouraged to bring blankets, low-backed chairs and a picnic.
Other productions in the 2018 summer of outdoor theatre:
• On August 5th North Lodge Park welcomes back Boxtree Productions, this year with their unique version of Treasure Island. Jim Hawkins discovers a treasure map amongst the possessions of the late ‘Captain’ Billy Bones, which hurtles him in to a cat and mouse game with dangerous pirates.
• Stuff of Dreams return to Cromer on Saturday 25th August, bank holiday weekend, with the world premier of An Honest Gentleman, their new musical play exploring the life and times of Thomas Easter, a highway man from Norfolk, and take you on a rollicking Georgian adventure.