Chester Storyhouse's Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre and Moonlight Flicks open their 2022 season on July 1.
The annual summer entertainment is augmented this year with a new Storyhouse Outdoors season of events and activities designed to appeal to all ages.
The theatre season opens with a new production of Shakespeare’s classic Romeo and Juliet, set in Italy in the late 1950s, and featuring songs specially composed by Chester band Me + Deboe (July 1-August 22)
This will be followed by a stage adaptation of Louisa May Alcott’s much-loved Little Women, with the action changed from Civil War America to Britain at the outbreak of World War I (July 8-August 22)
The programme is completed with the return of children’s favourite Stig of the Dump (July 22-August 29) in a fresh adaptation by playwright Jessica Swale.
The associated Storyhouse Outdoors programme includes children’s shows, comedy, music and stories within the atmospheric surroundings of the Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre "village".
Meanwhile, the hugely-popular Moonlight Flicks open-air film season has 50 screenings of film favourites at four venues from July 1.
Storyhouse producer Helen Redcliffe said: “It just wouldn’t be summer without a trip to Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre, and we’re really pleased to present three fantastic productions this season.
“Storyhouse Outdoors will create a real festival feel in the park too, with a wide-range of events and activities.”
Full details of the season here