London’s Free Open-Air Theatre Season announces a change of plan to celebrate Polish folklore in their family programme at The Scoop, London.
Wednesday 31st August – Sunday 25th September 2016 and Press Night: Friday 2nd September, 6pm
Gods and Monsters have made a last minute change to their repertoire this summer, offering 20,000 free seats to a family production celebrating Poland’s mythology.
Phil Willmott says, “This summer we are delighted to now be presenting a big family show celebrating one of Poland’s most enduring legends. We are very proud of our proven track record playing to London’s youngest and most culturally diverse audience by sharing the great works of our capital’s various communities to 40,000 people a year.”
Collaborating with Polish theatre maker Nastazja Domaradzka, Gods and Monsters will bring to life Krakow’s Dragon of Wawel, one of Poland’s most enduring, much loved and iconic myths.
The Wawel Dragon, adapted and directed by Nastazja Domaradzka and Phil Willmott, will tell the story of the ingenious, witty and daring folk who tried to defeat the dragon beneath Wawel Castle which is, to this day, one of Poland’s most popular visitor attractions.
The Wawel Dragon will play alongside a new rock musical of Dostoyevsky’s Crime and Punishment, with songs by the legendary Toyah Willcox and her song-writing partner Simon Darlow.
London’s Free Open-Air Theatre Season offers 40,000 free tickets for great theatre within the heart of London. Running since 2003, this is still London’s only ‘free to all’ annual festival of theatre. There’s no need to book so just turn up and take a seat! The theatre season is part of London Bridge City Summer Festival which runs 1st June to 31st October 2016.
London’s Free Open-Air Theatre Season 2016: Wednesday 31st August to Sunday 25th September 2016. Wednesday to Sunday.
The Wawel Dragon – 6pm (60 minutes)
Crime and Punishment: A Rock Musical – 8pm (2 hours)
This theatre season offers free exhilarating theatre to audiences from all over the capital and indeed all over the world. Donations are most gratefully received.
There’s no need to book – just turn up and take a seat!
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The Scoop is located on the south bank of the River Thames, between London Bridge and Tower Bridge, next to City Hall.