Playbox Theatre’s summer nights with Anton Chekhov bring farce to the arena with UNDER THE SUMMER STARS

Playbox Theatre’s Extraordinary Voyages season in-the-round has faced, head on, the personal, political and immediate situations we found ourselves facing in 2017. Through powerful, global dramas Playbox has not side-stepped the core issues of our time with its ground-breaking work with young people.

Now… comes joy!

As the powerful drama Life Raft sets sail Playbox Theatre’s Resident Ensemble invite audiences to enjoy two Chekhov one-act farces under the generic title Under The Summer Stars, The Proposal and The Wedding show Chekhov at his farcical best exploring money, land, marriage and larger than life characters as their near hysterical situations boil over.

Playbox Resident Ensemble move towards the end of their year with entertainment in-the-round, in a garden setting with the plays moving from the late afternoon to starry evening. Perfect as our nights extend and we enjoy summer.

The Proposal features Charlie Davis, Claudia Musson and Priya Edwards.

The Wedding features Joe Lydick, Lynton Appleton, Sammie Horton, Joe Banks, Cameron Scriven, Chloe Jones, Laura Woodhouse, Grace Martin, Martha Markham, Juliette Duffey and Nancy Hall.

In productions directed by Mary King and Stewart McGill.


Under the Summer Skies:

The Proposal & The Wedding


Friday 16th June, 7.30pm

Friday 23rd June, 7.30pm

Tickets: £12.50 Standard, £8.00 Concessions, £7.00 Bench Seats

Book online at www.playboxtheatre.com or call 01926 419555.


About Playbox Theatre

Playbox Theatre is a professional creative organisation developing theatre for and with young people. Based at its own custom-designed complex in Warwick, it aims to develop the skills talent and confidence of young people in the performance arts through exciting and innovative methods.

Founded in 1986 Playbox serves young artists and audiences across the Warwickshire and West Midlands regions with training and performance studios supporting its main creative base. Playbox Theatre places at its heart young people as artists and audience.

The Dream Factory is a creative collaboration between Playbox Theatre, Glenn Howells Architects and Sceno-Plus (Montreal). It stands on land provided by Warwickshire County Council.

Playbox Theatre is a key client of Warwick District Council, providing artistic quality and experience for young people in the region.


Posted on: 21st June 2017