Shakespeare comes to Sheffield with outdoor performancesPosted by: Claudia Downs
Sheffield Theatres has announced that, subject to government advice, it hopes to bring Shakespeare to Sheffield’s outdoor spaces later this year.
The works of the Bard could be coming to Sheffield once more with outdoor performances in the works for later this year. Whilst it is uncertain when public spaces such as theatres, cinemas and music venues could reopen, outdoor performances in the city's green spaces could offer an alternative for culture lovers.
Robert Hastie, Artistic Director commented:
“We want to offer the city some joy and find a safe way to bring people together to experience live performance again. The last few weeks have reminded all of us here that theatre is what we do, not just the building where we usually do it. As long as we can make sure that everyone involved is safe, we can still be creative and make some great theatre happen for audiences around the city. If you can’t come to us, we’ll come to you.
We’ll be making these shows with the same bold energy we always do, telling Shakespeare’s timeless stories with passion and humour, so that families, students and theatre-lovers of all ages can share in the joy of live performance.”
Sheffield Theatres will continue to liaise with Sheffield City Council and monitor official guidance on outdoor gathering as part of planning its ambition to bring Shakespeare’s plays into the city’s green spaces. Further information will follow when further government advice is available.