When: 20th June – 28th July 2018
Where: St Paul’s Church, Bedford Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E 9ED
£: Tickets cost £20 for adults, and £15 for children (aged under 16 years) and preview shows. Young Iris tickets cost £14
What is it?
Iris Theatre’s summer season will present a unique theatrical promenade experience in the middle of Covent Garden.
Shakespeare’s The Tempest will open this year’s outdoor season at St Paul’s Church, from 20th June to 28th July.
Inspired by the courtly royal masques of the 17th century and the designs of Inigo Jones (the architect behind St Paul’s Church), The Tempest will present an evening of pomp, magic and illusion. St Paul’s Church will be transformed into a mysterious island, and audiences will be led on an exciting indoor and outdoor promenade adventure to discover whether anger wins or if love will redeem all.
Audiences are encouraged to dress to impress, as they join a party at the end of the world!
Having gained full charity status in 2009, Iris Theatre are keen to support the development of the next generation of professional theatre practitioners and to make theatre affordable and accessible for young patrons. In this vein, Iris will be launching their exciting new youth access scheme; Young Iris. This new scheme will enable anyone aged 16 to 25 to receive tickets for all of Iris’ shows at the same rate as a child ticket. Iris will also be re-launching their successful Iris Friends scheme which entitles patrons to a range of benefits for £25 per year.
The Tempest will be followed by Daniel Winder’s adaptation of The Three Musketeers, from 2nd August to 2nd September.
More info: iristheatre.com