Plays for 2015

What better setting to enjoy a summer evening's theatre than our beautiful walled gardens. For 2015 we will be offering a range of carefully selected performances to include popular titles of comedy and drama and welcome the return of some brilliant theatre companies whose performances are guaranteed to enthrall and captivate the audience.

Please bring your own rugs or low-backed seating and come prepared for all weathers. Theatre-goers will be admitted to the gardens 45 minutes before the production starts. For the enjoyment of all, visitors with chairs will be asked to sit to the sides and back of the seating area and those with picnic blankets to the front and centre.


The Importance of Being Earnest

Wednesday 22nd July, 7pm

Oscar Wilde’s ‘trivial comedy for serious people’, performed by LAMDA. This classic production of satire and wit at its finest will be recreated for an exceptionally enjoyable evening’s entertainment.

Tickets: Adult £15, Child (2-16 years) £10, Family (2 adults and 2 children) £45


The Three Musketeers

Wednesday 5th August, 6.15pm

Join young D’Artagnan on his quest to become a musketeer. He meets the evangelical Aramis, the glutton Porthos and the quiet Athos. They become the best of friends and work together to protect the interests of the King and Queen, from the scheming Cardinal Richelieu. When the Cardinal sends his agent Milady out to embarrass and discredit the queen, she goes too far and it falls to D’Artagnan and his new found friends to save the day. Featuring original songs and spectacular, swashbuckling swordfights and the fast pace will keep you on the edge of your seats to the very end! ...All for one and one for all!

Brought to Holkham by Box Tree Productions.

Tickets: Adult £13, Child (2-16 years) £9, Family (2 adults and 2 children) £40


The Secret Garden

Wednesday 12th August, 6.15pm

Enjoy Chapterhouse Theatre's adaptation of this most enchanting story, loved by children and adults alike. Join young Mary Lennox on her journey of discovery as she travels to her uncle’s house deep in the Yorkshire countryside, where unexpected friends and very magical creatures help her unlock the mystery of the secret garden.

Alive with music and song and an array of especially designed puppet creatures, Mary’s story and The Secret Garden promises to capture the spirit of summer in our very own 'secret garden' at Holkham.

Tickets: Adult £13, Child (2-16 years) £9, Family (2 adults and 2 children) £40


Twelfth Night

Wednesday 19th August, 7pm

“If music be the food of love, play on!”

Join the Lord Chamberlain's Men to see Shakespeare’s best-loved romantic comedy. A joyous tale of love, longing, laughter and mischief, mayhem and mistaken identity, set in fair Illyria. With identical twins separated by shipwreck, a cross-dressing heroine and everyone in search of love, Twelfth Night is one of the most famous and tangled love stories in literature.

Throw in the pompous steward Malvolio, two drunken lords, a grouchy fool and a practical joke that goes much too far and the stage is set for hilarity and chaos to reign! Could true love blossom amongst this madness? Will the twins be reunited? Can a man really look good in yellow stockings? Settle back and enjoy this enormously funny, fast-paced production performed by an all male cast in full Elizabethan costume with traditional music and dance.

Tickets: Adult £15, Child (2-16 years) £10, Family (2 adults and 2 children) £45


Robin Hood - The Musical

Wednesday 26th August, 6.15pm

There is perhaps no more iconic tale set in the English countryside than that of Robin Hood and his band of merry men. Join Cambridge Touring Theatre as Robin as seeks to restore the rightful balance and thwart the Sheriff of Nottingham! Will he capture Maid Marion’s heart and save the people of Sherwood Forest? Come and have a joyful, fun-filled picnic with your family while you watch this hilarious musical show. Boys and girls are invited to come along dressed in their best Sherwood fashion. Robin, Maid Marian, the Evil Sheriff of Nottingham?

Suitable for ages 3 to 12 years and adults too!

Tickets: Adult £13, Child (2-16 years) £9, Family (2 adults and 2 children) £40


Christmas Theatre

We're also planning well ahead and are delighted to announce the dates for our Christmas theatre to be held in the magical setting of the Marble Hall. Perfect festive entertainment for young and old. Full details of performances and how to book tickets will be published shortly.

Save these dates in your diaries! Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th December!


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