Lancaster's Williamson Park is providing the backdrop this week for two top quality outdoor drama productions by award-winning Illyria theatre company.
The plays will be an adaptation of Shakespeare’s well loved Romeo and Juliet on Friday 20th August and a production of Roald Dahl’s popular children’s story James and the Giant Peach on Saturday 21st August.
Illyria tours the highest quality open air theatre to the most prestigious and stunning locations throughout the UK and regularly receives excellent reviews.
Both plays take place in The Dell - the park's natural amphitheatre. Wooden benches are available for seating but it should be noted that cushions are not provided. The Pavilion Café will be open for refreshments during the interval.
Romeo and Juliet starts at 7.30pm and James and the Giant Peach starts at 5.30pm. The gates will be open 30 minutes prior to the start time.
Tickets cost £12 adults, concessions £8, family (2 adults and 2 children) £35 and are on sale now from the gift shop in Williamson Park. There is a special offer for group bookings – buy 10 tickets and pay for only 9 – so why not get friends and family together this week and take advantage of this generous saving.
Telephone bookings are also being taken on 01524 33318 or through Lancaster City Council’s Visitor Information Centre on 01524 582803.
• For more information about the plays visit www.illyria.uk.com