In the stunning amphitheatre on the banks of the River Thames, London’s Free Open Air Theatre Season will return for a 16th year with the world premiere of The Sea Queen, a family show about the Irish pirate Grainne O’Malley, and Shakespeare’s popular romantic comedy Twelfth Night.
There’s no need to book – just turn up and take a seat! There’s room for 1,000 people at every performance.
The Sea Queen
The world premiere of a family production about the Irish pirate Grainne O’Malley. Join Grainne O’Malley; pirate, chieftain and Irish queen of the seas, as she sets sail on her greatest adventure yet. Her family are prisoners, held in the dark dungeons of Dublin Castle by the evil Sir Richard Bingham. To save their lives she must embark for London, overcoming storms, buccaneers, and mutiny, before finally facing her implacable foe; England’s Virgin Queen, Elizabeth I.
Experience Shakespeare’s famous tale of unrequited love in all its hilarious and heartbreaking splendour. Separated from her twin Sebastian in a shipwreck, Viola must fend for herself in a strange land. Havoc ensues through mistaken identity and heartache as Viola is battling her own feelings of love, while doting on Olivia, who falls for Viola but is idolised by Malvolio... ‘I am all the daughters of my father’s house, And all the brothers too.’