In conjunction with GB Theatre Company, this summer will see the first ever open air Shakespeare performances taking place on The Lawns at Spinningfields.
Founded in 2010, GB Theatre Company produces some of the best outdoor theatre productions across the UK and with 2014 marking the 450th anniversary of Shakespeare’s birth, as well as their 5th year as a touring company, GB theatre will be taking two of the Bard’s best-known plays on the road – The Comedy of Errors and Macbeth.
With both plays giving two performances over the weekend, The Comedy of Errors kicks off first on Friday 18th July. The play itself is a comedy and tells the story of two sets of identical twins who were accidentally separated at birth. With plenty of slapstick humour and mistaken identity, some laugh-out-loud moments will be guaranteed in Shakespeare’s shortest and most farcical of plays. The Comedy of Errors will also be repeated on Saturday 19th July in a matinee performance.
Saturday evening will bring a dark and powerful production of the tragedy Macbeth. Shakespeare’s shortest tragedy is set in Scotland where, having received a prophecy from a trio of witches that he will one day become King, Macbeth embarks upon a quest to fulfil the prediction. Spurred on by his equally ambitious wife, Macbeth starts down a dark path of greed, ambition and power, leading him to become a tyrannical ruler willing to go to any lengths for his unfaltering belief in the prophecy that he was given which, ultimately, ends in tragedy. Macbeth will also be performed on the evening of Sunday 20th July.
Both plays are directed by Ed Viney and feature an exceptionally talented cast of professional actors whose passion for Shakespeare shines through in their every performance.
The Lawns, Spinningfields
The Comedy of Errors
Friday 18th July 2014 at 7:30pm
Saturday 19th July 2014 at 2:30pm
Saturday 19th July 2014 at 7:30pm
Sunday 20th July 2014 at 7:30pm
Tickets for all performances cost £18 for adults and £14 for OAP’s and children (under 16).
Bookings can be made here
Further information about the GB Theatre Company can found at http://www.gbtheatrecompany.com