THEATRE NEWS: Storyhouse 2018 summer season on sale now!!

Chester Storyhouse

Multi award-winning Storyhouse in Chester have announced the 2018 summer season is now on sale: A Little Night Music, Swallows and Amazons and The Crucible make up the season of home produced theatre at Storyhouse.

Alex Clifton, artistic director, Storyhouse said:

‘Our company of over 50 performers will present a season full of joy, passion and delight – which definitely offers something for everyone. A Little Night Music is one of the greatest musicals of the twentieth century and will make for a gorgeous night out; Swallows and Amazons lit up my childhood and captures the best and wildest bits of all our school holidays; The Crucible is a political thriller that follows on brilliantly from our exhilarating production of Julius Caesar last summer.’

The season opens on 5 May with Stephen Sondheim’s multi award-winning A Little Night Music, featuring the song Send in the Clowns. It will run at Storyhouse until Sunday 8 July. Opening1 June Arthur Ransome’s classic children’s tale of adventure and the great outdoors: Swallows and Amazons – reimagined for Chester. Completing Storyhouse’s season is Arthur Miller’s shattering tale of the Salem witch trials The Crucible from 15 June until 7 July.

The productions will be performed by Storyhouse’s rep company of 31 actors, the largest outside of the National Theatre and the RSC. Also performing: eight musicians, a community chorus of 15 and 2 actors from Storyhouse and the University of Chester’s MA Drama Programme.

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