Chester to Enjoy Theatre Adaptation of Famous Film

A mainstay of the summer season in Chester, Grosvenor Park Open Air allows theatregoers to step into the sunshine and enjoy stage shows in the city’s celebrated Greenspace. Each year Chester arts centre Storyhouse collaborates with Grosvenor Park, putting on productions for picnickers enjoying the warmer months of the year inspired by famous playwrights from William Shakespeare to Arthur Miller.

This year, the event will see the well-known crime film “Gangs of New York” reimagined for outdoor theatre taking Chester residents and guests back to the 19th century. Based on the historical drama directed by Martin Scorsese starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Daniel Day Lewis, the play will unfold a thrilling story of betrayal, love and the pursuit of power encapsulated by the story of ambitious immigrant John Morrissey searching for his own American dream.

The production was penned by writer Kieran Lynn, designed by Elizabeth Wright and has John Young in the director’s chair. Music was created by Me+Deboe, and the talented cast includes Natasha Bain, Tom Benjamin, Lucas Button and Joanne Howarth.

Gangs of New York will be at the Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre from Friday, July 19 to Saturday, August 31. Standard tickets are priced at £22.50 while tickets for Storyhouse Members are £20.25.

Those wishing to attend the production can pre-order themselves 12-inch woodfire pizzas and special drinks packages when they book their tickets. The Gangs of New York is recommended for audiences aged 12 and over, as some scenes include theatrical violence.

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