Tamworth Castle Grounds Outdoor Theatre

Tamworth Castle Grounds Outdoor Theatre


Posted 2024-04-10 by Tony Collinsfollow

Sun 09 Jun 2024 - Sun 18 Aug 2024

People in Staffordshire are being invited to enjoy a summer of theatre while still taking advantage of the hoped-for lovely weather! Outdoor theatre is returning to the grounds of medieval Tamworth Castle in Staffordshire with four exciting live stage performances commencing in June and continuing through July and into August. Start the summer programme by joining Oddsocks Productions for Julius Caesar in June; followed by Jellyfish Theatre performing The Wagon of Dreams: The Dragon Wagon in July. The season then concludes with Tethered Wits Ltd for the Railway Children and Jeeves and Wooster% in August.

Theatre lovers are urged to bring their own picnic and be ready to sit back, relax and enjoy the show! Packed with fun and humour, the four tales provide the perfect family entertainment. All four shows will take place on the lower lawn of the Castle Grounds near the bandstand, with the stunning Tamworth Castle in the background, providing a beautiful space to enable families to bring picnic blankets or chairs and settle themselves in their own areas for the performance. Audiences are asked to not bring alcohol, glasses or gazebos.

Oddsocks Productions perform Shakespeare's Julius Caesar in June

Award-winning Oddsocks Productions are bringing Shakespeare’s tragedy Julius Caesar to life in their own hilarious and irreverent style on Sunday 9 June, at 6.30 pm. Tickets are priced at £12 for adults, £10 for children, or a family ticket for £37.50.

Jellyfish Theatre will then invite people to see their playful, inventive family show, The Wagon of Dreams: The Dragon Wagon, which is set on a retro caravan, on Sunday 28 July.

This joyful outdoor show about friendship, food and dragons is packed with puppetry, music and laughter. Tickets are priced at £12 for adults and £10 for children.

Hopefully, the weather will stay fine for later in the summer when Tethered Wits Ltd will be performing two great outdoor productions on Sunday 18 August. The first performance is at 2.30 pm with the heart-warming classic The Railway Children, where a mysterious event changes the Waterbury children’s lives forever. Tickets are priced at £12 for adults and £10 for children.

The second performance is at 5.30 pm with the comedy Jeeves and Wooster, where the audience is invited to enter the whimsical world of Bertie Wooster, who faces misadventures from ill-fated romance to comical escapades. Tickets are priced at £16, £14 for concessions and £12 for children.

Jellyfish Theatre utilise a caravan to deliver their show. Credit Garfield Austin

Adey Ramsel, Theatre, Artistic and Events Manager for Tamworth Arts and Events and Tamworth Assembly Rooms, said: “We’re delighted to be able to bring not one, but four amazing outdoor theatre performances to Tamworth this summer. Jeeves and Wooster is suitable for children over the age of 7 years, and The Railway Children is suitable for children over the age of 5 years. The Wagon of Dreams is best suited for children aged 4-8 years and Julius Caesar is fun for everybody.

We are eager to showcase these productions from our beautiful Castle Grounds. We feel really lucky to have our large and picturesque Castle Grounds which enables people to come and enjoy an afternoon of entertainment with their families. Tickets are on sale, so get booking now!”

Classic comedy Jeeves and Wooster can be seen in August

People can book online at www.tamworthartsandevents.co.uk or by calling the Box Office on 01827 709618.


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