Woo Hoo… I can’t begin to describe how excited I am about this years Open Air Theatre Festival! For me the festival is what summer is all about, the event attracts 20,000 people to the park every summer and I look forward to the event every year.

Last year I was invited to review many of the wonderful performances that the festival had to offer. I was blown away by the young performers in Romeo and Juliet and found myself crying with laughter at the amazing performance of Allo Allo.

The festival takes place during the summer at Sophia Gardens, Sophia Close, Cardiff CF11 9HW.

So what can we expect from this years Open Air Theatre Festival? 

Well my lovelies you are in for a real treat, offering theatre of the highest quality without an elitist price tag you can enjoy performances from tomorrow!!

The Festival kicks off on 22nd June with the uproariously funny – Spamalot the Musical – the Monty Python Classic.  Based on the film Monty Python and the Holy Grail, directed by the Richard Tunley and Musical Direction from Rob Thorne Junior.

Spamalot the Musical will run from 22nd June – 1st July Book Here

Second is The Vicar of Dibley  up on the 6th July.  Directed by Richard Nicholls and starring Fiona Porter-Smith as the fun loving Vicar – Geraldine Grainger. This has already proved really popular, tickets are selling fast! 

The Vicar of Dibley will run from 6th July – 15th July Book Here

On the 20th July comes the very dark and gruesome Macbeth, Directed by Simon H West the Shakespeare play is about Treachery, Murder and Black Magic! .

Macbeth will run from 20th July – 29th July Book Here

From the 22nd July the festival is proud to present Disney’s Aladdin Jnr produced by AndGo Theatre and Directed and Choreographed by Emma- Jane Parker. Aladdin Junior will be running for two performances during the day of Macbeth and feature some of South Wales’ most talented youngsters.

Last year Disney’s Peter Pan sold out fast so please book early to avoid disappointment.

Disney’s Aladdin will run from 22nd July – 29th July Book Here

Then we come to the new programme additions:

On Sunday 25th June working closely with Amnesty International the festival will bring a night of Stand Up Comedy (details to publish in the near future). This will be both a fundraiser and to raise awareness of the fantastic work that Amnesty are involved in throughout the world.

This year the festival welcomes HELLO CABARET produced by Dan Fulham.

Hello Cabaret is a new musical theatre cabaret event, which celebrates and explores musical theatre, showcasing amazing professional artists and nurturing emerging talent.

HELLO CABARET make their festival debut on Sunday 9th July Book Here
Finally, the festival welcome back Everyman Youth Theatre under the fabulous direction of Sarah Bawler who will be performing ‘Twelfth Night’ on 23rd July.

To support the stars of our future in ‘Twelfth Night’  Book Here

Keep up to date with the festival on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram #CDFopenair17

Hope to see you there!!

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