Iris Theatre’s summer programme this year will thrill lovers of classic literature. The London-based group, which stages inventive promenade productions in the fragrant grounds of St Paul’s, the Actors’ Church, in Covent Garden, has lined up Shakespeare’s rom-com, Much Ado, and the all-action Treasure Island.
Much Ado About Nothing is a delightful celebration of the overwhelming power of love. Hero loves Claudio, and nothing, not even the scheming slander of a resentful prince will stop them from being together.
Beatrice hates Benedick, and Benedick despises Beatrice, but the more they bicker and fight, the deeper they will fall in love. This is a laugh-out-loud comedy for all ages.
Directed by Amy Draper, the cast includes Iris returners Anne-Marie Piazza as Beatrice and Nick Howard-Brown as Benedick, plus Darrel Bailey, Jennifer Clement, Graeme Dalling, Denis Delahunt and Emma McDonald.
William Shakespeare’s greatest ever comedy runs from June 22-July 22.
Much Ado is followed by the family-friendly interactive version of Treasure Island perfect for buccaneer boys and pirate lasses aged 6+.
All hands on deck and get set for the adventure of a lifetime! Join the young Jim Hawkins aboard the Hispaniola on a daring voyage across the seven seas.
Meet Long John Silver and his madcap crew on the hunt for Captain Flint’s hidden gold…but beware of the Black Spot!
Iris Theatre’s new version of Robert Louis Stevenson’s swash-buckling novel comes from the pen of its director, Daniel Winder.
It plays in a promenade production from July 27 – August 28.