Storyhouse will open in May 2017 with a season of four home produced shows performed by a company of 26 actors, using Storyhouse’s 50/50 gender split policy. The season will present the world premiere of playwright Glyn Maxwell’s specially commissioned adaptation of Alice in Wonderland, Shakespeare’s brutal political thriller Julius Caesar and magical comedy A Midsummer Night’s Dream. The building will open with the musical The Beggars Opera. The productions will be performed between 11 May and 27 August.
The opening summer season will be performed in both the new Storyhouse building and the popular Chester based Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre – creating a festival season of theatre that spans the city, throughout the summer.
The autumn and spring seasons offer the country’s finest touring shows, with musicals, dance, drama, comedy, opera and physical theatre. From blockbuster hits (Blood Brothers, Footloose) and sell-out comedians (Jon Richardson, Sarah Millican) to critically acclaimed gems (Things I Know to Be True) and edgy new shows (Cockfight, Motionhouse: Charge), there really is something for everyone.
The Christmas offering is Storyhouse’s brand new production of Enid Blyton’s much loved classic The Secret Seven.