The Maltings Theatre

The Roman Theatre
Open Air Festival
28th May – 11th July 2021

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The Festival

The Maltings Theatre and OVO created The Roman Theatre Open Air Festival in 2014, bringing this unique and historic venue back to life, after it stood largely abandoned for many centuries. 

As we now enter our seventh year, the festival is recognised as one of the UK’s leading outdoor theatre events. 2021 is our biggest and best festival yet with 14 shows, 8 companies and 69 performances presenting a diverse range of incredible theatre, opera and music over 7 weeks.

What's on

View the full digital programme via the button to the left, or visit our What's On page for full details and to buy tickets. 

Find Us

The Roman Theatre of Verulamium is situated on Bluehouse Hill, AL3 6AE.

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The Maltings Theatre

I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change

7th June - 15th June 2021


Presented by Act 4 Theatre

Running Time: 120 mins

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About

"Hilarious! The most entertaining show on or off Broadway!" “The perfect evening out after lockdown”

I love you, You're Perfect, Now Change, a feel-good musical comedy, is the second-longest running Off-Broadway musical and was nominated for the Outer Critics Circle Award as Outstanding Off-Broadway musical in 1997.

This celebration of the mating game takes on the truths and myths behind that contemporary conundrum known as 'the relationship.' Act I explores the journey from dating and waiting, to love and marriage, while Act II reveals the agonies and triumphs of in-laws and new-borns, trips in the family car and pick-up techniques of the geriatric set.

This hilarious revue pays tribute to those who have loved and lost, to those who have fallen on their face at the portal of romance, to those who have dared to ask, 'Say, what are you doing Saturday night?' The 2018 version features two new songs, revised lyrics and dialogue throughout the show to reflect dating in modern times.

In 1995, I Love You... premiered at New Jersey's American Stage Company, where, in the middle of one early performance, a woman in the audience couldn't help but blurt out, "This is my life!" From that moment on, the creators knew they were on to something. The musical has been showcased in more than 250 cities worldwide, including London, Tel Aviv, Amsterdam, Sydney, Seoul, Rio de Janeiro and Johannesburg. In addition to its enormous success, the Off-Broadway production was the site of over fifty marriage proposals.

Act 4 Theatre has gathered a cast of talented singers/actors and look forward to hearing the laugher of a live audience, as we return to the stage with the perfect acnecdote to lockdown.

 

This amateur production of I LOVE YOU, YOU'RE PERFECT, NOW CHANGE is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals Ltd

Book and Lyrics by Music by Joe DiPietro Jimmy Roberts
Orchestrations by Doug Katsaros
Originally Produced in New York by James Hammerstein, Bernie Kukoff and Jonathan Pollard
 
Original Direction by Joel Bishoff, originally produced by the
American Stage Company
James N. Vagias, Executive Producer

Cast & Creatives

Cast

David Adams

Katrina Boyd

Caroline Fitch

Sarai French

Stewart Jordan

Chris Lucas


FAQs

Where can I book tickets?
Tickets are available at maltingstheatre.co.uk. There are no box office facilities at the venue. Please book your tickets in advance.
 
Do I need to print my tickets?
No. In fact, please don't! We're trying to improve our carbon footprint. When you book your tickets you will recieve an e-ticket via email that you can show on your phone or smart device on arrival. 
 
What are the discounts?
Multibuy: Receive a 20% discount when you book for two eligible shows, a 30% discount when you book for three, a 40% discount when you book for four and a 50% discount when you book for five. Shows must all be booked at the same time.
 
Super Saturday: Receive a 40% discount when you book for a triple bill of Peter Pan, Comedy of Errors and The Winter’s Tale on Saturday 26th June.
 
Where is the theatre?
The Roman Theatre of Verulamium is situated on Bluehouse Hill, AL3 6AE.
 
Where can I park?
There is no parking or drop off at The Roman Theatre itself. Please do not try to enter the site in your car. The nearest parking (5 minutes' walk) is the NCP St Albans Verulamium Museum. At weekends this car park is often full, alternative parking can be found in the city centre or at Westminster Lodge, (10-15 minutes’ walk).
 
This is all outdoors, so what if it rains?
The Roman Theatre is entirely uncovered, so please dress appropriately (no umbrellas, ponchos encouraged!). The performance will continue whatever the weather, unless conditions become dangerous. In the event of weather related cancellation, we will rebook you for a future performance. Refunds are not given in the event of bad weather. Full terms.
 
Is it Covid safe?
We’ve done all we can to make the festival safe. Our performers and crew are observing strict protocols in rehearsals and backstage. Our stewards have been given specialist training and equipment. Our site has been redesigned with Covid in mind, including new seating layouts, bar arrangements, payment systems and cleaning processes. View our full Covid-19 policy.

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