The Maltings Theatre in St Albans presents a veritable feast of shows for everyone’s enjoyment this summer at the historical, outdoor Roman Theatre of Verulamium.
From Shakespeare to Gilbert & Sullivan, this year’s festival will be headlined by productions created and performed by The Maltings Theatre’s in-house company OVO and associate company Charles Court Opera.
Musical entertainment will be provided by Cobbles and Rhyme Productions and St Albans Folk. The festival will also host local community and children’s theatre companies Theatre2U, Act 4 Theatre, and The Byte.
The programme, in repertory style, opens on May 28th with The Maltings Theatre’s rip-roaring production of Peter Pan – whose Christmas run at the Alban Arena was curtailed by lockdown – and continues till July 11th.
Maltings Theatre Artistic Director Adam Nichols says: “Having led last year’s successful campaign to persuade the government to allow live open air performances to restart, we’re delighted we can do it again this year! We have upgraded facilities at the Roman Theatre in St Albans so that audiences will be able to comfortably and safely enjoy the panoply of entertainment we’ve got planned at this beautiful, historical open-air site. I’m looking forward to staging our own OVO/Maltings Theatre productions and to welcoming an exciting array of visiting companies: The Roman Theatre Open Air Festival will truly offer something for everyone.”
Full season details and tickets can be found here