It’s one of the cherished rites of summer. A blanket or a folding chair. An esky. Your bestest friends. A show under the stars.
Every year, outdoor theatre productions draw tens of thousands of people annually to city parks, heritage gardens and beachside reserves. Their informality, interactivity, emphasis on entertainment and, in recent years, aura of relative COVID safety, make them an enduringly popular fixture in the entertainment calendar.