Epping Forest has a strong heritage when it comes to theatre, with William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream first performed at Copped Hall in 1594.

Proudly continuing this theatrical association, the City of London Corporation is very pleased to be presenting a series of Open Air Theatre productions at the Temple in Wanstead Park;

The Taming of the Shrew, William Shakespeare – Thursday 16th July, Start: 19:00
Shakespeare’s comedy depicting the courtship of Petruchio and Katherina, the headstrong, obdurate shrew, who must be married before Katherina’s younger sister, Bianca, may be wedded to one of the prospective suitors vying for her hand.

Iolanthe, Gilbert and Sullivan – Sunday 2nd August, Start: 15:00
Gilbert and Sullivan’s Comic Opera about the eponymous fairy, Iolanthe, banished from fairyland because she married a mortal, finds the perfect setting within the natural beauty of Epping Forest.

The Sorcerer’s Apprentice – Wednesday 12th August, Start: 15:00
The traditional tale of the disillusioned apprentice who enchants a broom to do his chores for him – using magic in which he is not yet fully trained. The floor is soon awash with water, and the apprentice realises that he does not yet have the knowledge to stop it. Made famous by Walt Disney’s 1940 concert feature, Fantasia, the music from Paul Dukas’s symphonic poem is weaved into the fabric of the theatrical performance.

Dust off your picnic basket this Summer and enjoy outdoor entertainment of the highest calibre in the scenic setting of the beautiful Epping Forest.

Ticket prices are £14.95 adult, £8.95 child (3-16), £3.95 infants.  Family tickets are also available (£45 for two adults and two children, £40 for two adults, one child and one infant).

To book, please telephone 020 7332 1911, or please visit www.illyria.uk.com.

When: 16th July-12th August

Where: Wanstead Park, London. 2LT