A new open-air theater is due to open next summer at Sutton Hoo, the site of Britain's greatest archaeological find of the 20th century. The pop-up playhouse, located near Woodbridge in Suffolk, where an Anglo-Saxon ship's tomb filled with treasure was discovered in 1939, will be designed by 59 Productions . Past creations of the company have included digital light shows at the international festival of 'Edinburgh, the Tony-winning scenography for the musical An American in Paris, the expInnovative traveling position David Bowie Is and video design at the London 2012 Olympics opening ceremony.
The theater company Red Rose Chain will present Macbeth at their new theater in the forest in partnership with the National Trust, which reopened the Sutton Hoo site in 2019 after a £ 4m redesign . Red Rose Chain has been directing their popular outdoor Shakespeare productions for over 20 years, many of which are staged at Jimmy 's Farm .
59 Productions has stated that it has embarked on a period of research and development.development in response to the pandemic and that she was "passionate about creating safe, secure and accessible spaces for all ". Joanna Carrick, Artistic Director of Red Rose Chain, said: “It 's so exciting to work with 59 Productions and for them to bring their immense international experience to the project. The creative team from both organizations worked hard together throughout the lockdown to design an exciting new infrastructure, focusing on our unique audience experience and strong community roots to secure the future of this very popular event. "
Mark Grimmer, co-founder of 59 Productions, grew up at Suffolk and was a member of the youth theater by Red Rose Chain The 59 Productions project team is led by Leo Warnerand architect Jenny Melville. Footprint Scenery will build the new pop-up venue.
Red Rose Chain, founded in 1990, is based at the Avenue Theater in Ipswich and is known for its inclusive community projects. His past productions include Carrick's Tudor play Fallen in Love, which was staged at the Tower of London.