Swindon’s iconic bowl is to host a number of summer outdoor theatre productions through the Summer. South Swindon Parish Council have secured the services of three touring theatre companies to perform plays ranging from William Shakespeare to Noel Coward.
Cracking new season
Opening the summer outdoor theatre production season is the Black Box Theatre Company bringing us Noel Coward’s memorable Blithe Spirit with the incomparable Madame Arcati casting her special magic and eccentricity to the Town Gardens venue. You will be able to catch the production on Saturday the 10th of July. Tickets will be on sale soon.
For the younger (at heart) audience
Next up will be on 17 July and feature King Arthur, a farcical, family production of a very old story. It will be brought to Swindon’s Bowl by the theatre company The Last Baguette who are residents at the Corsham Arts Centre. They describe themselves as a group brought together by a love of theatre and bread! It’s sure going to be fun for all ages. The production will feature a matinee at 2.30pm and a 7pm evening performance. Tickets on sale soon.
And all that jazz
Another wonderful Swindon Bowl outdoor theatre production features jazz – can you resist this invitation for July 30th? It starts at 7pm
Join Heartbreak Productions and the Nick Carraway quartet for an evening of jazz, prohibition style. Nick is not only the band leader but a top-notch storyteller. When he’s in the mood , he can take you back to the summer of 1922 when he lived next door to none other than the infamous Jay Gatsby. So get your glad rags on, work up your best Charleston, and get your cocktail glass at the ready! Served up with a twist of iconic Heartbreak style, this outdoor adaptation of F Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby is the perfect way to mark 100 years since prohibition. Dress for the weather bring a chair or blanket to sit on, and don’t forget the picnic and prosecco (now that prohibition has been lifted!). 30 July at 7pm.
Heartbreak Productions haven’t forgotten the youngsters. On Saturday 31 July they will be presenting Wonder with Grimm for families age 7+.
Last but not least through Swindon’s outdoor theatre we can look forward the renowned Dukes Theatre Company who are touring this year with their version of Romeo and Juliet Shakespeare’s immortal love story. They will be reaching Swindon at the end of a magnificent tour of England’s most famous open air theatres. Keep the 19 or 20 August dates free for the performances, again at 7pm each evening.
Once we get booking details after 16 June we shall update this page accordingly