Shakespeare goes open air at Sheffield’s new Amphitheatre

Sheffield’s newest open-air events space is set to welcome Shakespeare in a series of performances this summer.

GB Theatre Company will take to the stage, or rather the grass, this August at the new Amphitheatre, Sheffield’s South Street Park.

The touring company will perform two epic pieces of Shakespeare’s work – The Tempest and The Taming of The Shrew, with a series of performances between Wednesday 1 and Saturday 4 August.

These will be the first performances at the open–air Amphitheatre which overlooks Sheffield. The Amphitheatre is a stunning theatrical location cut into the hillside above Sheffield’s main station. It has echoes of Ancient Greece overlooking the Steel City.

Barrie Palmer, company director at GB Theatre Company said:

“We are delighted to be performing William Shakespeare’s epic play The Tempest and the hilarious comedy The Taming of the Shrew in such wonderful surroundings. The amphitheatre is a glorious new venue overlooking the Steel City and a treat for us to perform here. What better way to experience live theatre than in this fabulous setting with the city lights as a backdrop.”

The cast of outstanding professional actors are directed by Jenny Stephens (director of BBC Radio 4’s The Archers) and Jack Shepherd (of ITV’s Wycliffe fame).

The performances in Sheffield are part of a wider GB Theatre Company tour of the UK, visiting ReadingBristolNorwichChepstowSuffolkWarwickCornwallLondon and West Sussex as well as Sheffield.

Tickets are £15 each or £12 for concessions. Tickets are available online from the GB Theatre Company at Sheffield Theatres at, or the Sheffield Theatres Ticket Office: Crucible Theatre Box Office, 55 Norfolk Street, Sheffield S1 1DA. Telephone: 0114 249 6000.



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