Summer theatre nights return to Sherwood Forest

Open air theatre returns to Sherwood Forest this summer, beginning with a big screen classic re-interpreted for the stage.

This Is My Theatre will be at the RSPB’s Visitor Centre in Edwinstowe not once, but twice in 2024.

On Thursday 27th June, the troupe will be performing The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, the story of young Dorothy who is whisked away from her home in Kansas during a storm to the land of Oz, where she meets three curious companions – a Tin Man, Scarecrow and cowardly lion – for an unforgettable adventure.

L. Frank Baum’s story was made into one of the first colour motion pictures, released in 1939. Since then, the story has captivated audiences the world over.

This Is My Theatre, who made their Sherwood debut in August 2023, have adapted their own version of the tale, which they will perform in the amphitheatre at the Sherwood Forest Visitor Centre.

They return again in August with William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

The ancient oak woodland is an ideal setting for the bard’s classic love story, which fizzes with intrigue and comedy.

Jess Dumoulin, Visitor Experience Manager for RSPB Sherwood Forest said: “We’re delighted to welcome This Is My Theatre back to Sherwood once again.

“The actors deliver a really entertaining show, so we wanted to ensure that more people had the opportunity to see them perform on a summer’s evening with the stunning backdrop of Sherwood Forest.”

This Is My Theatre performed their version of the legends of Robin Hood at Sherwood last summer.

Ethan Taylor, of This Is My Theatre, said: “We had such a wonderful time at Sherwood Forest last year that we jumped at the chance to return.

“It is a truly inspiring place to perform theatre, especially given the legends and stories that surround Sherwood.

“We are bringing adaptations of two classic tales that we believe will enchant the audiences and create two very memorable nights indeed.”

Tickets are priced £20 for adults and £10 for children aged 17 or under (£16 and £8 for RSPB members). Children aged three and under go free, as does a registered carer for any paying adult or child.

To book tickets for The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, go to Events page

Tickets for A Midsummer Night’s Dream will go on sale shortly.