It’s engaging. It’s hopeful. It pushes the plot forward for the public to enjoy one of Cheshire’s biggest summer event programs that will help us erase the memories of the toughest lockdown of this decade.
Storyhouse is now planning to open its acclaimed Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre earlier than normal and as early as 22 May, whilst Moonlight Flicks open-air cinema will also run from the May half term at Chester Cathedral’s Dean’s Field, along with other flagship venues in the region including Wirral’s Claremont Farm. The news comes after the Government’s lockdown roadmap was announced, which said that outdoor cinemas and theatres would be allowed to operate from 17 May, barring any delays.
Spring is finally here and looking back we’ve had about as good a year as we could manage. The difference has been the incredible help from our community, including over 5,000 who have joined as members. We’ve raised over £2.5m in this last year to keep us afloat. This support is still crucial to our survival and we are so thankful. We brought some joy at Christmas and now we are about to embark on our longest summer ever.
Alex Clifton, Storyhouse’s Artistic Director said:
“We’re launching a summer of festivity, joy, and healing – together in the sunshine – a real summer of love. We’re planning a barn-raising, together-again party with the roof off. Plays and movies and family activities: all of us together in the city’s parks and open spaces, loving our city, and reconnecting with each other, in the summer sunshine.”
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