The theatre company has announced details of its Summer festival of outdoor live performances to bring together break-out artists and companies.

Specifically adapted for a socially distanced audience, all reservations for the festival will be per Bubble Bench which will be placed one metre apart rather than individual tickets and each bench can accommodate up to two adults.

Set to run from the 14th to the 29th August, in the grounds of the St. Paul’s Covent Garden, Actors Church, the festival is set to include: a solo show inspired by Peter Pan Dear Peter written and performed by Evangeline Dickson; Words I’ve Said (work-in-progress) written by Asa Haynes and Jesse Bateson which is a new play about family and those we’ve lost; a storytelling hour with Fiona & The Fox by children’s company Wild Geese Theatre; a day of live music with PLATFORM – in the garden with composer Dylan Wynford, spoken word artist Reuben Johnson and folk musician Nick Hart, and brand new musical St Anne Comes Home written and composed by Jack Miles.

Talking about the news, Artistic Director of Iris Theatre, Paul-Ryan Carberry said: “In what has been a challenging few months, I am delighted that my first season with Iris Theatre is under way and we are able to announce this summer sharing of work today. We are so excited to be bringing together an incredible bunch of artists and companies and we can’t wait to celebrate their exceptional work with our audience. I’d also like to say a huge thank you to all of the people who have supported us throughout this crisis – without them, this festival or any of our other work, would not have been possible. I look forward to welcoming our audience back to the gardens of The Actors Church, and although we may be apart in distance, we will be together in celebration.”

To find out more about Iris Theatre’s Summer festival and to book tickets visit: https://iristheatre.com/