Outdoor Theatre at Tamworth Castle Grounds

Outdoor Theatre at Tamworth Castle Grounds

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Posted 2023-03-08 by Tony Collinsfollow

Sun 18 Jun 2023 - Fri 28 Jul 2023

Families in Staffordshire are being invited to enjoy the natural theatrical setting of a medieval castle's grounds for a programme of outdoor theatre this summer.

Tamworth Borough Council has organised performances of four classic shows which will take place in the picturesque grounds of Tamworth Castle this June and July. The shows, packed with fun, humour and heartwarming messages, will all take place on the lower lawn of the Castle Grounds near the bandstand, with the stunning Tamworth Castle serving as an impressive background. The beautiful open space will enable families to bring picnic blankets or chairs before settling themselves in their own areas for the various performances.

Lovers of theatre, whether indoors or outside in the fresh air, can first get to see Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing, which is being performed by Oddsocks Productions on Sunday 18 June, at 6.30pm. The award-winning Oddsocks will once again use their hilarious and irreverent style to bring Shakespeare’s romantic romp to life. The audience can expect drama and deception mixed in with sun, songs and silliness to create a memorable theatrical event. Tickets are priced at £12 for adults, £10 for children, or a family ticket for £37.50.

Enjoy Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing as never before


The following month sees Heartbreak Productions staging their open-air adaption of Jane Austen’s biting social satire, Sense and Sensibility, on Sunday 16 July at 7pm. This Regency romance describes the story of sisters in impoverished circumstances seeking to meet an honourable man of good fortune by whatever means necessary. Tickets for Sense and Sensibility are priced at £12.50 for adults, £10.50 for children and a family of four ticket at £37.50.

Two further outdoor productions then take place on Friday 28 July, both performed by Tethered Wits Ltd. The first performance is at 2.30pm with family favourite, Dr Dolittle, telling the story of an extraordinary animal doctor that fills his house with every kind of animal and figures out how to speak their language. This tale is brought to life using stunning puppetry, making it a fun show and a paw-fect day out for all the family. Tickets for Dr Dolittle are priced at £12 for adults and £10 for children.

The Regency splendour of Sense and Sensibility


The second performance by Tethered Wits, which starts at 7pm, could not be more different. It is the jazz age classic, The Great Gatsby, which is set in 1920s New York. Through the eyes of Nick Carraway, audiences are introduced to the high-fliers of glitzy Manhattan. However, when he meets a certain Jay Gatsby, a self-made millionaire, he realises the parties are not always what they seem. Featuring the music of Cole Porter and George Gershwin live on stage, the audience is invited to get 'suited and booted' in their best Roaring 20s finery for an unforgettable night. Tickets are priced at £16 and £14 for concessions. Age guidance is for 12 years and over.

Councillor Rob Pritchard, Deputy Leader of Tamworth Borough Council, said: “We’re excited to be able to bring four amazing outdoor theatre performances to Tamworth this summer."

Talk to the animals with children's favourite Dr Dolittle


For further information, and to book tickets online for any of the summer outdoor theatre shows, please visit www.tamworthartsandevents.co.uk or call the Box Office on 01827 709618.

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