Thursday, 21 June 2012


The open-air theatre season at Birmingham Botanical Gardens & Glasshouses in Edgbaston gets off to a stylish start with the Crescent Theatre’s production of Jane Austen’s ‘
Pride and Prejudice’ on 11 and 12 July at 7.30pm.
A brand new adaptation of a much loved and much presented classic, this production will remain true to the language, period and spirit of Jane’ Austen’s novel. Working from a new piece of writing, the adaptation process involves lots of creative input from the company to present the story with energy, physicality and emotion – and really gets to the heart of Austen’s characters.
All the season’s performances take place on the magnificent Main Lawn at the Gardens, a natural amphitheatre. Visitors are encouraged to bring a picnic, low chair or rug and enjoy the performances in this stunning setting. Tickets are £10.00 each in advance, £12 on the door.
Later shows include Heartbreak Productions performance of Oscar Wilde’s ever-popular ‘
Private Lives’ 18-19 July. Chapterhouse Theatre Company will then be putting on another Jane Austen classic Emma’ on 25-26 July. This is a wonderful tale of matchmaking, marriage and merriment.
August gets off to a lively start with Shakespeare’s ‘The Tempest’, with the MDCC Theatre Company on 1-2 August. Another Shakespeare tale ‘As You Like It’ is performed by the Rain or Shine Theatre Company on 15-16 August.
For bookings and more information: T: 0121 454 1860

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