The Trials of Cato

Outdoor Suffolk venue Thorington Theatre has unveiled it’s 2023 line up of shows, kicking off with live music and taking in Shakespeare, comedy, and opera.

The theatre in a forest opened in 2021, using wood from surrounding area to create an auditorium in a crater caused by a second world war bomb.

The 2023 line up is the venue’s busiest to date and includes:

  • May 26 – Trials of Cato – live music from a Welsh / English trio that formed in Beirut, and whose debut album won the 2019 Radio 2 Folk Album of the Year Award
  • May 28 – Robin Hood – a family play presented by Illyria theatre
  • June 2 – The Odyssey – a new adaptation of Homer’s classic tale by Troubadour Stageworks, incorporating live music
  • June 10 – Mother Tree – an aerial show performed by Kim Wildbourne about motherhood, nature, and maternal mental health combining theatre, aerial silk, and spoken word
  • June 11 – Bad Dad – a family play written by comedian and children’s author David Walliams
  • June 13 & 18 – The Wind In The Willows – a family adaptation of Kenneth Grahame’s well-known tale, combined with traditional folk music
  • June 16 – The Comedy Store Players – a two hour show of improvised comedy from the famous London comedy club
  • June 17 – Orpheus Dismembered – Storytelling for grown ups, told by Ben Haggarty and with music by Jonah Brody, drawing on the rawest forms of Greek mythology
  • July 13 – Hoolie McNish and Michael Pedersen – poetry and storytelling
  • July 15 & 16 – Twelfth Night – Duke’s Theatre company present Shakespeare’s farcical tale, with original music
  • July 31, August 2 & 4 – Loki, Lord of Mischief – Immersive family theatre from Wild Geese theatre
  • August 7, 9, & 11 – Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens – music family theatre in this prequel to J M Barrie’s better known children’s tale
  • August 9 & 10 – Hamlet – a condensed version of the Bard’s greatest tragedy, performed by US touring company Project Shakespeare

For the full programme and further details visit the Thorington Theatre website.