We have something for everyone at Cardiff Open Air Theatre Festival! Take a look below at what’s on offer this year.
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Festival 2020: What’s On
Blackadder Goes Forth
From the BBC TV series by Richard Curtis and Ben Elton
Directed by Simon H West
18th – 27th June (not 21st)
It’s 1917 and Edmund Blackadder is now a captain in the British Army at the Western Front, commanding gallant-but-dumb Lieutenant George St. Barleigh and the even dumber Private S. Baldrick.
Waiting in fear of the dreaded order to go ‘over the top’ from the patently insane General Melchett and his twitchy staff officer, Captain Darling, Blackadder devises serial attempts to escape the trenches always with the offer of one of Baldrick’s cunning plans.
First broadcast on the BBC in 1989, Blackadder Goes Forth is one of the most intelligent as well as among the funniest of British sitcoms.
BSL performance on 20th June at 3pm
By William Shakespeare
Directed by David Mercatali
2nd -11th July (not 5th or 6th)
A ship is wrecked on the rocks, twins are separated and washed up on the island of Ilyria, forced to fend for themselves in a new land. Viola, the first twin, falls in love with Duke Orsino, who is in love with Olivia, who falls in love with Viola and is secretly adored by Malvolio. Meanwhile enter Sebastian, the second twin, identical to his sister. Chaos ensues…
Music by Richard Rogers, book and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
Directed and choreographed by Rich Tunley
Musical Direction by Rob Thorne Jr.
16th – 25th July (not 19th)
From the magical evocation of the carousel in the overture to the majestic and moving strains of the immortal YOU’LL NEVER WALK ALONE, this giant of the musical stage remains timeless and powerful. The poignant story of the faithful Julie and her brutish husband Billy is one of the most powerful books of the musical theatre and perfectly matches its extraordinary score.
Disney’s High School Musical
18th -25th July (not 20th)
Get’cha head in the game and take a trip to the hallowed halls of East High in this specially adapted version of the smash hit Disney musical. Join Troy, Gabriella and the rest of the students as they deal with first love, friends and family whilst balancing their classes and extra-curricular activities.
Running time: 70 minutes
In the Park programme
Choirs night with Affinity Choir and South Wales Gay Men’s Chorus
* 21st June at 8pm
Stand-up night in aid of Amnesty International, Cardiff
* 28th June at 8pm
Beyond the Rainbow with WNO
* 5th July and 7th July at 3pm
Outdoor cinema – Greatest Showman Singalonga
* 5th July at 9pm
Outdoor cinema – Pride
* 6th July at 9pm
Everyman Youth Theatre present The Tempest
* 19th July at 8pm
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