The Brothers Yorke

This 30 minute play by award winning playwright and writer Peter Read tells the story of the last two squires of Erddig; Simon and Philip.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

Full of humour and pathos, The Brothers Yorke brings to life two very different brothers who both struggled to rescue Erddig. We meet the bubbling, eccentric Philip and the reticent recluse Simon, who in different ways both helped to save the property for the nation.

This is the third play written by Peter Read for Erddig, following on from the highly acclaimed No Place Like Home and Memories of An Unemployed Oyster.

The Brothers Yorke is performed by Eric Jones and Peter Read.


Event ticket prices
This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.
View admission charges


Summer gardens and outbuildings
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £9.50 £8.60
Child £4.80 £4.30
Family £23.70 £21.40
Whole property summer
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £15.00 £13.50
Child £7.50 £6.75
Family £37.50 £33.75
Group Adult N/A £11.50
Group Child N/A £5.75

What is Gift Aid?

Most of our places run the Gift Aid on Entry scheme at their admission points.

Under this scheme, if you're not a member you have the choice of two entry tickets:

  • Gift Aid Admission
  • Standard Admission

If the place runs Gift Aid on Entry, we'll offer you a clear choice between the Gift Aid Admission prices and the Standard Admission prices at the admission point. It's entirely up to you which ticket you choose.

Gift Aid Admission includes a 10 per cent or more voluntary donation. Gift Aid Admissions let us reclaim tax on the whole amount paid - an extra 25 per cent - potentially a very significant boost to our places' funds.

An extra £1 paid under the scheme can be worth over £3 to the National Trust as shown below:

  Gift Aid Standard
Amount paid by visitor £11.00 £10.00
Tax refund from Government* £2.75 £0.00
Total received by the National Trust £13.75 £10.00


*Gift Aid Admissions let us reclaim tax on the whole amount paid - an extra 25 per cent - potentially a very significant boost to our places' funds.

Please note...

Please check house opening information as times vary. From 23 March our garden, outbuildings, restaurant and shop are open daily from 10am to 5pm until 26 October when we open 11am to 4pm.

The basics

Children welcome
Unfortunately dogs are not welcome at this event.
Meeting point
The venue may change depending on weather. Therefore, please confirm with the welcome team on arrival.
What to bring and wear
Please check the weather forecast before setting out and bring blankets or low backed seating.
The garden is accessible via a ramp.
There are two 30 minute performances each day at 2:00pm and 3:30pm. Dogs on leads are welcome on our 1,200 acre estate and into the property as far as the Midden Yard but will not be permitted through to the garden, house and stables. Visitors are welcome to enjoy the performances free of charge but normal admission to enter the property applies.


Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
20 October 2019 14:00 - 14:30 Available
15:30 - 16:00 Available

Contact Info

General Office
Call 01978 355314

Upcoming events

Nordic walking

Wed 18 Sep 2019
Let the outdoors move you with our weekly Nordic walking sessions on the Erddig estate.

Beginner running group

Wed 18 Sep 2019
Let the outdoors move you with our beginner running group. Our team of friendly volunteer run leaders will help you get active on the beautiful Erddig estate.

Walking with the equines

Thu 19 Sep 2019
If you’re looking for a new walking companion, then how about a cuddly donkey or majestic shire?

Erddig parkrun

Sat 21 Sep 2019
Join the Erddig parkrun. It's a 5km run - just you against the clock.

29th annual apple harvest

Sat 05 Oct 2019
Savour the delights of the humble apple at our 29th annual apple harvest. With 180 varieties grown here at Erddig, our orchards are full to the brim.

Erddig beginner photography group

Sun 06 Oct 2019
Join our volunteer photographers to get the most out of your digital hobby in 2019.