Fancy theatre in the open air? Fancy paying what you think it deserves? I think you do. Can I suggest Theatre Space North East’s Plays in the Park 2015 season? I just have!

This theatre company specialises in theatre alfresco in Sunderland’s parks. Ten days ago I watched Hamlet in Roker Park. It was amazing. I became so engrossed in the play’s final scene,  I missed Queen Gertrude’s death throes. This was because  I was willing Hamlet to win the sword-fight. Silly I know but this shows the power of the performance.  I knew the protagonist was going to die but that didn’t stop me wanting our tragic hero to triumph in front of me.


The company is set to perform Treasure Island in Mowbray Park on the 1st and 2nd of August and Twelfth Night in Barnes Park 13th to 16th August.

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For my full review of Hamlet visit