Co-founded by Artistic Director Joe McNeice and Executive Director Brendan Maye, the Lavender Theatre is finally gearing up for its inaugural summer season in 2023.
Since Mayfield Lavender opened their fields in Banstead to the public in 2006, the brand has exploded with popularity and the lavender fields have become a tourist destination in their own right. To compliment the busy summer season, Brendan decided to purchase a sister site 10 minutes up the road in Epsom, and now after 11 years of land clearing, lavender propagating and ambitious construction, the site will be home to the Lavender Theatre.
Joe, who worked behind the scenes at the immersive Great Gatsby after graduating from the University of York in 2018 went on to join Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre as a Visitor Services Manager until 2022, when he left to take on the role of Artistic Director for the Lavender Theatre with Mayfield.
Together, Joe and Brendan have formed Lavender Productions Ltd. to manage the running of the theatre venture; the launch of which will see the completion of a significant investment into the Epsom site, which already boasts a coffee bar, shop, and a full service glasshouse restaurant due to open shortly. More information about what’s already open at Mayfield in Epsom can be found here.
Opening its gates for the first time on 17 July, the Lavender Theatre will present Irving Berlin’s classic Annie Get Your Gun for a limited three-week season.
For more information about Mayfield Lavender, please visit www.mayfieldlavender.com