Outdoor theater returns to Logie Steading this summer with three Illyria shows

THREE outdoor theater performances will be presented at Logie Steading over the summer.

The Logie Steading Visitor Center will host three outdoor theater performances over the summer.

The Illyria theater troupe will return to the Logie Estate for three summer dates to celebrate the company’s 30th anniversary.

The group will bring their three most successful shows back to the stage over the course of three weeks with their first show on July 21.

The three shows available at the estate are:

Peter Pan, Thursday July 21 at 6 p.m.:

First performed by Illyria in 1997, the show details the adventures of Wendy Darling after she takes flight to the idyllic Neverland with the magical boy Peter Pan.

The company’s take on JM Barrie’s tale features real-life flight and promises to be fun for the whole family.

The show is presented in agreement with the Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity and at all performances a collection will be held on behalf of the Great Ormond Street Hospital Charity.

A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Thursday July 28 at 7 p.m.:

Illyria’s performance of Shakespeare’s classic play was first performed in 1992.

The play tells the story of five couples – three humans, a fairy and a mythical – who find their relationships hard-tested, intimately probed and indecently exposed when a troupe of amateur theatricals rush into the forest to rehearse a play. Shakespeare’s timeless comic masterpiece explores every color of the love spectrum, from arranged marriage to runaway and infatuation to hate. The band describes the show as “the most perfectly frothy comedy for a moonlit summer evening”.

The Pirates of Penzance, Friday August 5 at 7 p.m.:

The adaptation of the Gilbert and Sullivan play tells the story of Frederick, who has been apprenticed to the Pirates since childhood. After learning that he was born on a leap day, Frederick realizes that he was contracted to the Pirate King until his 21st birthday, not his 21st year as he had originally thought. Described as “hilarious melodrama, sharp satire and brilliant wit, The Pirates of Penzance is as fresh as if written today”. Pirates of Penzance is full of memorable songs such as To be a Pirate King, Modern Major General and A Policeman’s Lot is Not a Happy One.

Tickets for all shows are available from Logie Steading Gallery, either by phone, 01309 611378, or in person, and online here.

Ticket prices: adult £16, child (up to 16) £6, 60+ and reduced fare £14.

All shows are suitable for adults and children from 5 years old

Visitors are encouraged to bring their own seat or picnic blanket and wear warm clothing.

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