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There is something truly magical about experiencing live theatre in the beautiful, open air setting of the Museum of Welsh Life. But with the 22nd Everyman Open Air Theatre Festival underway, some people might be worried about the weather. To put their minds at rest, Everyman Theatre Company have asked the professional advice of Wales’ favourite weatherman, Derek Brockway!

And the answer? It’s looking good! “July is normally the sunniest month, and you can expect over 200 hours of sunshine in Cardiff,“ says Derek, who has been predicting the weather on our screens as part of the BBC Wales team since 1997. “July is also the driest month of the year with only 64.9mm average rainfall.”

This year Everyman Theatre are hoping to sell their 250,000th ticket since the festival began. The action-packed programme starts with the Gilbert & Sullivan classic Pirates of Penzance, on now until Saturday 16 July. With its great music, stunning cast and hilarious story-line, this swash-buckling tale is sure to go down a storm whatever the weather!

For the romantically inclined, this is followed from Wednesday 20 to Saturday 30 July by Romeo & Juliet, with its passionate love story set in the height of an Italian summer. Everyman’s breathtaking production will move audiences with its timeless tale of two young lovers and their flash of “lightning before death”. But will the heat be on at the Museum of Welsh Life?

Derek says - "I forecast some lovely balcony weather for the young lovers!"

Perfect for children of all ages, Kenneth Grahame’s charming Wind in The Willows will be performed during the day from Saturday 23 to Saturday 30 July. The creatures of the riverbank are brought to life by this delightful, cheeky and comical theatre show. Larger than life and bursting with action, this performance is propelled by great tunes and eye-catching costumes. So will the Wind in the Willows be a summer breeze or a tropical storm?

Derek says - "The outlook is bright for messing about in boats!"

The Festival starts on Wednesday 6th – Saturday 16th July with Pirates of Penzance (tickets £11.50 to £13.50). Romeo and Juliet runs Wednesday 20th – Saturday 30th July with evening performances at 8pm and a matinee at 2pm on the 30th (tickets £11.50 to £13.50). Wind of the Willows Saturday 23rd – Saturday 30th July with performances at 11am and 3pm (tickets are £6, or £20 for a family of 4).

For more information and to book your tickets so you can join in 2005’s celebrations with Everyman Theatre please call 029 2057 3466.
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Chris Lambert
Monday, July 11, 2005back



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