Friday, 20 January 2012

Open Air Theatre

Down the path from yesterday's carved masks is this open air platform. Lights are set into the top of the walls and the stage looks very atmospheric when they are lit, especially with the trees behind acting as a living backcloth.
Past productions staged here include A Midsummer Night's Dream (naturally!) and Much Ado About Nothing. Both were performed as part of the York Shakespeare Project, a group committed to performing all of Shakespeare's plays somewhere in York over a period of 20 years. We are about 10 years into the cycle and you can find out more about them here


  1. Looks a lovely setting Deb- I hope you will be able to retrurn to show us some photos of performers of the Bard's work there this coming summer ;-)

  2. I love outdoor theatre like this!

  3. I studied Shakespeare's works for years and was thrilled to see some of them performed in London, Oxford and Stratford-Upon-Avon. I'd be just as happy to see them on this stage in York.


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