Past Shows

As You Like It

“Rosalind escapes her vicious uncle, dresses as a boy (because this is Shakespeare after all) and heads for the forest. There she meets a group of shepherds, and the boy she loves who also happens to be on the run from her uncle. Run away with Rosalind and Celia as the Forest of Arden quite

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Love’s Labour’s Lost

“Four men decide to lock themselves away from all human connection (imagine!) to study and improve themselves, – but they soon find that it really isn’t as simple as that, especially when the Princess of France and her three beautiful friends are coming to stay. Four couples separated by an oath, a “fantastical Spaniard” longing

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The Tempest

“Isolation, a hostile environment, divisions in the royal family…these are things that are hard to imagine in 2020, but Prospero is all too familiar with them. He is a former duke, exiled on a virtually uninhabited island in the middle of the Mediterranean for twelve years. Fortunately, for him, all of his enemies are about

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The Merry Wives of Windsor

“Falstaff: a character so good, Queen Elizabeth commissioned a new play about him…Shakespeare dumps him in Windsor and pits him against two strong, intelligent women who promptly have him thrown in the Thames. They are The Merry Wives of Windsor. This epic farce, this chaotic comedy, this multi-prank fiesta is perfect for a summer evening!”

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Romeo & Juliet

“Two households, both alike in dignity (or lack of dignity if previous Open Bar productions are anything to go by) battle it out on the streets of Verona. Will there be swords? Yes. Will there be laughs? Yes. Will Romeo and Juliet get their happy ending? No. Obviously not.” Four actors took on all 21

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Much Ado About Nothing

Shakespeare was master of the romcom, and this is his finest: warring ex-lovers, a ruined wedding and an aptly named villain, John the Bastard. Gossip, wit and jealousy abound in this merry romp. Can everything be resolved by a bungling neighbourhood watch and one final piece of trickery? Four actors took on all nineteen characters

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A Midsummer Night’s Dream

In Summer 2018, seeing a fairy in your pub garden didn’t necessarily mean you’d had one too many… Open Bar brought Shakespeare’s most popular comedy to seventeen Fuller’s gardens and it’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream as you’ve never seen it before. When two sets of young lovers and a hapless amateur theatre company make their

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A Christmas Carol

Open Bar have brought Dickens’ classic Christmas tale into the heart of Fuller’s pubs since 2017. In true Open Bar style, the show is totally family friendly, engaging and full of laughs. With music, ghostly goings-on and more than a little Christmas magic! A Christmas Carol tells the story of Ebenezer Scrooge, a bitter old

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The Comedy of Errors

In summer 2017 Open Bar returned with not one, but TWO versions of The Comedy of Errors! Our “compact” tour comprised of four madcap and versatile actors and hatstand (yes, you read correctly!) playing the fourteen characters to hilarious effect! Our “classic” tour followed suit, bringing a high energy, huge scale The Comedy of Errors

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Twelfth Night

In summer 2016 Open Bar were let loose on Fuller’s pub gardens with a version of Twelfth Night unlike any other. With every ounce of comedy squeezed out of Shakespeare’s comedy and the audience swept right into the centre of the action and transported to Illyria Folk Festival, it truly was a summer of laughs,

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