Iris Theatre returns to St Paul's Church Summer 2014

Iris Theatre Company returns to the gardens of St Paul's Church in Covent Garden with two new outdoor productions: Richard III from 25 June to 25 July 2014, and Alice Through the Looking Glass from 30 July to 30 August 2014.

2014 will mark the 6th year that Iris Theatre have performed a summer season outdoors in the gardens of St Paul's Church, and their new season appeals to two very different audiences. Richard III will be directed by Daniel Winder and aims to explore Shakespeare's history play in one of London's busiest public spaces. With the recent discovery of Richard III's body under a car park in Leicester, public interest in the King is prominent. Set during England's War of the Roses, the Machiavellian Richard of Gloucester will stop at nothing in order to take the crown.

Alice Through the Looking Glass follows on from the company's previous production of 'Alice in Wonderland', and once again follows Alice Liddell as she journeys through Lewis Carroll's magical world of talking flowers and dangerous beasts. As Alice meets some familiar faces such as the Mad Hatter and the March Hare, she works her way across the chess board in order to battle the Jabberwock. This new musical production is adapated by Daniel Winder and Candida Caldiot.

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