Chester Presents Summer Theatre

Each year in Chester, Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre is presented and produced by Storyhouse. This summer, the city’s art hub is putting on two different plays, “The Great Gatsby” and “A Midsummer Nights’ Dream”.

The Great Gatsby production is two and a half hours long, with a 20-minute interval. Based on the thrilling novel by celebrated author F Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby will transport Chester audiences back to America of 1922, in a tale of tragic love and dazzling jazz.

When Nick Carraway seeks his American Dream, he meets his charismatic neighbour millionaire Jay Gatsby and his beguiling cousin Daisy Buchanan, becoming embroiled in a story of impossible love. The Grosvenor Park production will be performed by the same talent which entertained audiences with the hit edition of Pride and Prejudice.

Also playing in the park is the William Shakespeare classic “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” which is two hours and 5 minutes long and includes a 20-minute interval. Ideal for all ages, audiences can enjoy the spellbinding tale of four teenagers who discover a magical realm and a cast of colourful characters.

Enchanting fairies, feuding royalty and the mischievous Robin Goodfellow will all take the stage in this fantastical production, along with a company of actors who present a play within a play. Renowned as the Bard’s most magical comedy, the play’s central message is to embrace imagination and follow your heart.

Both plays will run until August 27; general tickets are priced at £25.30 per person.

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