The theatre company will return to St Paul’s Church in Covent Garden this summer.
Details for Iris Theatre’s summer open-air theatre season in the middle of Covent Garden have been confirmed, running from the 20th June until the 2nd September.
Opening the theatre company’s 2018 season at St Paul’s Church will be a new production of William Shakespeare’s The Tempest, which will run from the 20th June until the 28th July. The production will be inspired by the courtly royal masques of the 17th century and the designs of Inigo Jones (the architect behind St Paul’s Church) and will present an evening of pomp, magic and illusion, directed by Iris Theatre’s Artistic Director Daniel Winder.
The season will then continue with Paul-Ryan Carberry’s production of The Three Musketeers . Based on Alexandre Dumas’ classic novel, the story follows d’Artagnan (played by Jenny Horsthuis) on her secret mission to be the first female Musketeer.
Talking about the news of the season Daniel Winder said: “We’re delighted to be announcing our summer season for 2018 after such a successful 2017! The Tempest and The Three Musketeers are both projects that have been planning for a long time, so finally being able to talk about them is a relief.”
It has also been announced that Iris Theatre will be launching their exciting new youth access scheme – Young Iris. This new scheme will enable anyone aged 16-25 to receive tickets for all of Iris’ shows at the same rate as a child ticket. Iris will also be re-launching their successful Iris Friends scheme which entitles patrons to a range of benefits for £25 per year.
For more information about the summer season at St Paul’s Church from the 20th June and to book tickets visit: http://iristheatre.com/.