LIVE theatre is coming back to the county after a forced year-long break because of the coronavirus outbreak.

This Is My Theatre is one of the first theatre companies to dust itself off and get back on the road to perform live shows in front of socially-distanced audiences.

The touring group is planning to bring two productions - The Tempest and Treasure Island to Edlesborough in the north of the county this summer.

The socially-distanced shows will run at St Mary’s ‘Church on the hill’ in May and June.

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This Is My Theatre prides itself on providing fun-filled shows packed with sword fights and live music and hopes to bring audiences some much-needed theatrical joy.

They are a Sussex-based theatre company but they tour all over, bringing shows to historic buildings, churches, open air venues and purpose-built theatres.

The Tempest is their first Buckinghamshire production this summer, with a showing on Thursday, May 20, at 5pm and 7.30pm.

For twelve years Prospero, the rightful duke of Milan, has dwelt on an island after his brother Antonio betrayed him and cast him adrift in a small boat. For twelve years he has plotted revenge on those who overthrew him.

Classical language combines with live music and choral sea shanties to bring what is thought to be the bard’s final play to life. A tale of revenge, love and forgiveness, it is sure to delight audiences of all ages.

Meanwhile, Treasure Island comes to Edlesborough on Wednesday, June 23, at 5pm and 7.30pm.

When an old sea-dog, Billy-Bones, takes refuge at The Admiral Benbow Inn, young Jim Hawkins will be drawn into the world of pirates as the search for Captain Flint’s fortune begins.

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Joining the crew of The Hispaniola he will make friendships, face dangers and find adventure as he sets sail for Treasure Island.

This swashbuckling tale will be lifted from the pages of Robert Louis Stevenson’s much-loved novel and brought to life with sea shanties and sword fights galore.

All shows will run without an interval in a bid to limit movement around venues as social distancing rules continue.

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