Preview Everyman open air festival by Young Critic Lois Arcari

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The sun, as it often chooses not to, is shining over Wales, with people country-wide crossing their fingers for a summer just as extraordinary as this unusual event.

Perhaps that could be found with the return of the Everyman open air festival in Sophia Gardens, the biggest of its kind in Wales, hoping to entertain thousands with their four productions; the opening one being the  iconic Sondheim musical Sweeney-Todd from 4-12th of July promising to disgust and delight in equal measure, as the macabre descends into the summer heat.

The next show in the season is a showing of three Blackadder II episodes, promising cunning afoot from Rowan Atkinson and Tony Robinson’s classic characters, and lots of laughter from the captive audience from the 15-21ST of July.

The turn of the shrew will play from the 25th of July to 2nd of August, showing one of ultimate playwright Shakespeare’s most famous and well-loved romantic comedies.

Family fun will swim onto the scene with a performance of little mermaid Jr from the 26th of July to the 2nd of August, with the beloved characters and unforgettable musical numbers sure to shoal in the crowds, and have both children and adult’s toes tapping.

The productions will all be numbered and undercover, so even if our weather goes with the age old tradition of the summer downpour, it won’t put a damper on the performance and atmosphere.

The tickets for all are £12-£16 with the exception of The Little mermaid junior, which can be purchased at £7 a standard ticket or £25 for a family ticket.

Whether it’s a long, lazy summer, or you’re looking for the perfect live entertainment in amongst routine, the Everyman festival is sure not to just bring entertainment, but experience,  and one that looks to be engaging and inspiring.

If you’d like more information, you can contact the Everyman festival through their twitter or Facebook pages, their own website at www.everymanfestival.co.uk or call the box office at 0333 6663366.

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