Ah! Shakespeare!

‘This is an outstanding production which pulls heart-strings and tickles funny-bones in equal measure. ‘A Dream’ to savour long into the summer night.’ 

(Midsummer Night’s Dream 2010)

Every year, EODS open air Shakespeare productions are eagerly anticipated and fondly remembered by audiences from Eastbourne and miles around – and it’s easy to see why. The setting helps, of course; the beautifully restored Italian gardens, nestling under the downs and with a view of the sea, can quickly transport you to Verona, Illyria and wherever The Bard set the play’s action. The scenery and props are solid and substantial; (they have to be, to still look fresh after a 10-day run in the open air). And the direction and acting…..well, perhaps it’s the magic of the setting coupled with the power of the tradition of this event that makes actors young and old give the performances of their lives. 

Finally, fully covered seating, a welcoming hospitality marquee and even plentiful loos mean you don’t have to relinquish your creature comforts to enjoy an evening of Shakespeare alfresco.

If you’ve never experienced an EODS open air Shakespeare, you’ll have a lot of questions about a theatrical occasion that’s like no other.