Iris Theatre announce the line-up for Shakespeare Sundays, as part of the company’s Summer Festival 2021. Bringing Shakespeare back to the gardens of The Actors Church, Shakespeare Sundays will feature Victoria Gartner’s Bard in the Yard, and This Noisy Isle from Spun Glass Theatre.
On selected Sundays throughout July and August, audiences can experience these interactive retellings of classic Shakespeare plays, making the bard accessible for all ages in fun, bold and inventive ways.
Paul-Ryan Carberry, Artistic Director of Iris Theatre said, “We’ve been so grateful for the amazing response to our Summer Festival 2021 and are delighted to be welcoming even more artists from today. Iris has a long-standing history with classical work and so it’s fitting that we’re able to present these brilliantly fun interactive productions at the Actor’s Church, and bring the bard to a wide range of audiences.
All tickets being sold for in-person events have social distancing restrictions in place and face coverings must be worn unless proof of exemption is provided. For more information on how events will be taking place, please visit www.iristheatre.com/whatson
BARD IN THE YARD, Written and Directed by Victoria Gartner
4 and 18 July, 2.30pm and 5pm
They say Shakespeare wrote King Lear and Macbeth in plague quarantine… what they don’t say is that you helped, a lot.
In the gardens of The Actors Church join the Bard himself for this critically acclaimed solo show from Will & Co.
Playing as part of Iris Theatre’s Summer Festival, Bard in the Yard is the perfect antidote for those lockdown blues filled with joyful and moving conversations between Shakespeare and you, the audience.
Age recommendation: 10+
THIS NOISY ISLE, Written by Mark Hayward, Based on an original idea by Simon Magnus, Directed by Ross Drury
1 August, Performances beginning every 15 minutes between 2pm and 4.30pm
You’ve washed up on a new shore…
Can you navigate through this world where nothing is quite what it seems? The inhabitants of this island make strange noises and sprites hide around every corner. Where do you belong?
Staged as part of Iris Theatre’s summer festival, Spun Glass Theatre takes us on an outdoor treasure-hunt style, interactive adventure through the gardens of The Actors Church. A magical new work for 7-11 year olds inspired by The Tempest.