Sarah-Jane Potts Joins Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre Cast

Sarah-Jane Potts Joins Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre Cast

Another TV star joins the cast for this summer's Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre in Chester.

Sarah-Jane Potts known best for her roles on Channel 4s Sugar Rush and BBC's Waterloo Road, Holby City and Casualty has been announced as joining the rep company alongside her real-life husband and fellow TV and film star Joseph Millson, who will play Henry V.

Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre taking place Friday 5 July - Sunday 25 August, celebrates its tenth anniversary this summer. It will stage Twelfth Night, The Borrowers and Henry V.

Performing as Olivia in Twelfth Night, Catherine in Henry V and Ronny Rainpipe in The Borrowers, Sarah-Jane is well known for long running, recurring, starring roles on television including famously Saint in Sugar Rush (Channel 4), Gemma Fisher in Gracepoint (FOX), Jo Lipsett in Waterloo Road (BBC), Molly in Felicity ( Warner Brothers/Touchstone TV), Eddi McKee in Holby City (BBC), Ellie Bridges in Casualty.
Sarah-Jane's recent theatre work includes co-starring with Gillian Anderson and Ben Foster in A Streetcar Named Desire at the St Anne's Warehouse - Brooklyn, New York, creating the lead role of Rose in For Love Or Money (Northern Broadsides), Betrayal (Northcott Theatre, Exeter), Macbeth (Shrewsbury- Directed by Loveday Ingram) and The Knocky (Royal Court Theatre).

Sarah-Jane said

I couldn't be more excited to be joining the cast for this year's season at Grosvenor Open Air theatre. And for it's 10 year birthday party. There is a quote [from Lemn Sissays poem] in the foyer at Storyhouse which says "I am not defined by my scars, but my incredible ability to heal Theatre is a community. And it takes a village to make it happen. An extravaganza of imagination, bravery, fun, truth and color. A safe and necessary place of communion for both the players and the audience. I can't wait to be part of that.

Here's to the best birthday party ever.

Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre opens Friday 5 July and runs until Sunday 25 August. The rep company will perform Henry V (directed by Loveday Ingram), Twelfth Night (directed by Julia Thomas) and a brand-new version of The Borrowers by Bryony Lavery. Rhys Jarman will design all three shows in the season.

Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre was founded in 2010. Its first productions Much Ado About Nothing and Hercules were staged on a simple wooden platform stage, for three weeks to an audience of 2,500. In ten years', it has moved from a small stage, to a thrust stage to a full in the round theatre. Over 40% of its seats are now covered, and its capacity has doubled. The theatre now welcomes around 27,000 theatregoers for 9 weeks each summer.

Tickets are on sale now, children under 5 go free

Find out more and book at storyhouse.com



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