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Stephen Sondheim’s A Little Night Music to feature in Storyhouse’s new season

Storyhouse theatre in Chester, photo: Peter Cook
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The Storyhouse theatre in Chester has announced its summer 2018 season, which includes Stephen Sondheim’s A Little Night Music.

With book by Hugh Wheeler, the musical about the romantic lives of different couples will run from May 5 to July 15.

Arthur Miller’s The Crucible, about the Salem witch trials, will also feature in the upcoming season from June 16 to July 15.

The theatre has also announced an adaptation of Arthur Ransome’s children’s book Swallows and Amazons.

The Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre is returning to Chester from July 15 to 26 with William Shakespeare’s The Tempest and Much Ado About Nothing. Swallows and Amazons will transfer to the park setting.

The theatre’s 24-strong rep company will perform all productions.

Artistic director at the Storyhouse Alex Clifton said: “A Little Night Music is one of the greatest musicals of the twentieth century and will make for a gorgeous night out; Swallows and Amazons lit up my childhood and captures the best and wildest bits of all our school holidays; The Crucible is a political thriller that follows on brilliantly from our exhilarating production of Julius Caesar last summer.

“Over in the park, Shakespeare’s hilarious Much Ado About Nothing and most magical play, The Tempest, offer funny and moving versions of two of Shakespeare’s greatest plays’.

Further information for all productions is to be announced.

Season at a glance:

A Little Night Music by Stephen Sondheim

May 5 to July 15

Swallows and Amazons

May 26 to June 24

The Crucible by Arthur Miller

June 16 to July 15

The Tempest by William Shakespeare

July 14 to August 25

Much Ado About Nothing

July 6 to August 26

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