Iris Theatre returns to St Paul's Church Summer 2015


Iris Theatre Company returns to the gardens of St Paul's Church in Covent Garden with two new outdoor productions: Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare which runs from from 24 June to 24 July 2015, and Pinocchio from 29 July to 29 August 2015.

2015 will mark the 7th 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.

Twelfth Night is one of Shakespeare's most popular comedies. Set in the fantastical Kingdom of Illyria, the peace of a grieving countess and a heartsick duke is disturbed by a pair of shipwrecked lovers, a lazy drunk, a vain pedant, a cowardly fool and a cunning maid. Tricks and subterfuge lead to unforeseen consequences; proving that "the course of true love never did run smooth".

Carlo Collodi's classic tale Pinocchio is set in 19th Century Tuscany and is full to the brim with travelling carnivals, talking animals, fairies and foolish puppets. Keen to prove he is as quick and clever as any real little boy, Pinocchio leaves his Pappa far behind and meets a speaking cat, a dancing fox, a sneaky snake and a child who turns into a donkey.

This new production will be created by Dan Winder and Candida Calidcot, the team behind Iris' previous productions of 'Alice in Wonderland' and 'Alice through the Looking Glass'.

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