OPEN AIR THEATRE SEASON GOES AHEAD AT LYTHAM HALL
The 11th season of open air theatre at Lytham Hall is set to go ahead this summer with a full programme of productions from four different touring companies.
The first of the summer’s seven performances is on Friday 18 June at 7.00 pm when Shakespeare’s Macbeth will be presented by outdoor touring specialists The Lord Chamberlain’s Men, making their first visit to Lytham Hall.
Julian Wilde, organiser of the outdoor theatre season, is confident that all the performances will be able to take place this summer, with or without social distancing.
“Last August we staged Illyria’s production of the Wind in the Willows with a socially distanced capacity audience and it was exceptionally successful.
All four companies are committed to providing their usual first class productions safely and I am know that Fylde coast theatregoers are extremely keen to be able to enjoy live performances in the beautiful setting of Lytham Hall once again.”
Lancashire comedian Steve Royle, 3rd in the “Britain’s Got Talent” in the autumn, will be back for two performances in his starring role as Victorian music hall legend Dan Leno on Friday 9 July and two days later Gloucester-based Rain or Shine Theatre will present Oliver Goldsmith’s Restoration comedy of manners She Stoops to Conquer.
Local favourites Illyria, celebrating 30 years of summer touring, will bring all of their three 2021 productions to Lytham Hall in August. This year’s family show, The Further Adventures of Dr. Dolittle, will be on Friday 13 August, followed by Shakespeare’s Much Ado about Nothing on Sunday 15th.
A packed house is expected for the season’s finale on Sunday 22 August when Illyria will sail into Lytham with Gilbert and Sullivan’s comic operetta HMS Pinafore.
Paul Lomax, assistant manager at Lytham Hall, feels that the variety in the 2021 season is first class.
“It is an attractive a well-balanced programme and I am expecting that there will be a significant demand for tickets. This year for the first time people can book online for each show via the Lytham Hall website which will be easy and convenient.”
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