Saturday 20 July saw almost 200 people flock to Homewood Park in Chertsey to experience the first open air theatre performances in Runnymede. This was the first time the Council had invited Quantum Theatre to perform in one of its parks. Homewood Park provided a beautiful backdrop for two very different theatrical performances.
In the afternoon families with young children enjoyed “The Tales of Peter Rabbit and Benjamin Bunny.” In the evening Shakespeare’s “Twelfth Night” attracted an older audience. Both shows were well received by the audiences, many of whom enjoyed a picnic in the park at the same time.
The performances were part of an initiative by Runnymede Council to encourage more people to visit some of Runnymede’s lesser known parks.
Parks and Amenities Manager, Peter Winfield said: “We have been very pleased with the audience’s reaction to these first events and we hope to be able to build on this year’s successes in the future.”
Quantum Theatre’s Musical Director Gideon Escott said: “Quantum Theatre is delighted to be the first company to perform at Homewood Park and in Runnymede Council’s first event of this kind. The weather was just about perfect and the audiences were terrific.”
A member of the Twelfth Night audience said: “An excellent evening, lovely setting and a really good enjoyable production.”
For more information about our parks and open spaces, please contact the Council’s leisure services department on 01932 425685 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information about Quantum Theatre please visit their website www.quantumtheatre.co.uk