Well, what a great start to our summer of live theatre here at The Arches Theatre. We opened our gates on Thursday 21st July to our first audience of 2022 who came to see 'King Arthur' performed by The Last Baguette ...
This fun and energetic, professional theatre company took us on an exciting adventure with King Arthur and his troop to Camelot and beyond in this hilarious family tale. We met the magical Merlin and the beautiful Lady of the Lake, plus we saw some brilliant fight scenes and outstanding invisible horse riding.
On Friday 22nd July, our audience was spellbound by The Shakespeare Circus' excellent adaptation of 'The Tempest'. The Berkhamsted-based theatre company gave a vibrant performance of this renowned tragicomedy, with laughs and tears a plenty and it even included some original songs.
This was the first time that both these theatre companies performed on our outdoor stage. We're sure you'll all agree that we hope to see them back with us again next year! We still have lots more live theatre and music to come this summer at our outdoor theatre. Taking to our stage next from 28th - 30th July, we have Etc Theatre with their quirky 'steam punk' adaptation of 'The Importance of Being Earnest'.
From 12th - 14th August we have our music weekend with the sensational ABBA Sensation on Friday 12th, BAFTA nominated musician, Richard Digance, plus local band, The Bolivian Sunshine Dogs, on Saturday 13th and finally we have a classical concert performed by Dan Evans, world-renowned British dulcimer player, guitarist and composer, on Sunday 14th. It's an all-female lineup for The Wet Mariners in their 10th-anniversary performance of Love's Labour's Lost on Saturday 20th August.
The brilliant DOT Productions return with two more shows, The Jungle Book, which is perfect for all the family, and the much-loved classic, Pygmalion, on Sunday 21st August. British Touring Shakespeare also returns with The Merry Wives of Windsor and the chilling gothic horror tale of Dracula. A great one to see at our quirky venue when the sun goes down.
Finishing off our season we have the hilarious Milton Keynes Theatre of Comedy with their last instalment of 'Ripping Yarns'. All monies raised through ticket sales will go to The National Brain Appeal's capital appeal to raise money for The Rare Dementia Support Centre, the world's first centre of excellence for rarer dementias.
Tickets to all performances can be purchased via our online ticket office. For more information on our theatre, what to bring and what to expect when you are with us, please visit the Your Visit page on our website.
We hope to see you all soon at our unique venue for some fantastic live theatre this summer.
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