Iris Theatre have announced their summer festival of outdoor live performance, bringing together some of the most exciting break-out artists and companies, following the very welcome change in government guidelines on open-air theatre.
Specifically tailored for a socially distanced audience, all reservations are per Bubble Bench which will be placed 1m apart rather than individual tickets and each bench can accommodate up to two adults.
The festival runs from 14 – 29 August 2020 in the grounds of the St. Paul’s Covent Garden, Actors Church. The full programme includes solo show inspired by Peter Pan – Dear Peter written and performed by Evangeline Dickson; Words I’ve Said (work-in-progress) written by Asa Haynes and Jesse Bateson which is a new play about family and those we’ve lost; a storytelling hour with Fiona & The Fox by children’s company Wild Geese Theatre; a day of live music with PLATFORM – in the garden with composer Dylan Wynford, spoken word artist Reuben Johnson and folk musician Nick Hart, and brand new musical St Anne Comes Home written and composed by Jack Miles.
Artistic Director of Iris Theatre, Paul-Ryan Carberry today said, “In what has been a challenging few months, I am delighted that my first season with Iris Theatre is under way and we are able to announce this summer sharing of work today. We are so excited to be bringing together an incredible bunch of artists and companies and we can’t wait to celebrate their exceptional work with our audience. I’d also like to say a huge thank you to all of the people who have supported us throughout this crisis – without them, this festival or any of our other work, would not have been possible. I look forward to welcoming our audience back to the gardens of The Actors Church, and although we may be apart in distance, we will be together in celebration.”