Outdoor Theatre: Edith in the Beginning

Edith Pretty is famously linked to the discovery of the Sutton Hoo treasure. But there was so much more to this remarkable woman.

  • Booking essential

A new play by Karen Forbes telling the story of Mrs Pretty, the woman famously linked to the discovery of the Sutton Hoo treasure.

Join Stuff of Dreams for a very special, site-specific, outdoor theatre production staged at Sutton Hoo. Immerse yourself in the atmospheric landscape and hear Mrs Pretty’s fascinating life story!


Event ticket prices
  • Adult £15.00
  • Child £13.00

The basics

Booking details
Call 0344 249 1895
Children welcome, most suitable for 11+
Dogs on leads are welcome.
Meeting point
Please make your way to our Visitor Welcome building with your tickets, before venturing out to Tranmer House where the performance will be held
What to bring and wear
As the performance is outdoors please dress appropriately for the weather. Seating is not provided so please bring folding chairs.
The route to the performance area is accessible. An accessible toilet is also available.


Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
24 August 2019 19:30 - 21:10 Available
25 August 2019 19:30 - 21:10 Available
26 August 2019 19:30 - 21:10 Available

Upcoming events

Holiday Flats Open House Weekend

Sun 21 Jul 2019
We're opening up our holiday flats for the weekend so that you can discover the upstairs of Tranmer House and take in the spectacular views. You might event decide you want to stay for longer and book a holiday here.

Archaeology Live - Geophysics

Mon 22 Jul 2019
Help us scan Sutton Hoo and build a better picture of what lies deep beneath the soil.

Archaeology Festival - Graveside Archaeology

Tue 23 Jul 2019
Experience the skill and excitement of archaeology first hand whilst we celebrate all things to do with archaeology!

Autumn Birds

Sun 28 Jul 2019
Join Steve Abbott for a stroll to Sutton Hoo’s precious salt marsh on the River Deben, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Be inspired by the stunning views and the wading birds that are making their way to warmer climes as winter approaches.

Ramble with the Ranger

Mon 29 Jul 2019
Take a ramble with our Ranger, Jonathan, and see Sutton Hoo from a different perspective. There might be a chance to tick off some of the 50 Things along the way!

Family Anglo-Saxon Craft Workshop: Pottery

Tue 30 Jul 2019
Become an Anglo-Saxon potter and create your own pot or bowl.