Grosvenor Park’s magnificent open-air theatre (pictured), situated in the centre of Chester, welcomes its third show of the summer this weekend. Following on from the successful staging of A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Cyrano De Bergerac (both continuing until 25 Aug), Shakespeare’s Othello is welcomed to the stage. The taut thriller, built around an epic battle of wills for the sake of love and honour, is possibly the finest tragedy from the Bard’s pen. Grosvenor Park offers you the chance to see it played out in the intimate 320-seat auditorium – with covered seating for the times when the British summer does what it does best. Pegged by the Guardian as ‘the northern alternative to Shakespeare’s Globe and Regents Park’, Grosvenor Park is well worth checking out this summer. An off-peak day return train ticket to Chester costs £11.90.
Fri 2 – Fri 23 Aug, Grosvenor Park, Vicars Lane, Chester, CH1 1QQ, Tel: 0845 241 7868, 7.30pm, £22.50 – 27.50 (VIP £45), www.grosvenorparkopenairtheatre.co.uk
- John Stansfield
- Published on:
- Thu 1 Aug 2013