Memories of an Unemployed Oyster

Following on from the very popular one man show 'No Place like Home', which was staged at Erddig last year. Peter Read will be returning this summer with his new one man show 'Memories of an Unemployed Oyster'.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

This thirty minute show charts the colourful life of Philip. Following him through his life as a performer and actor, an instructor in the Army, his time running a holiday company in Spain and his relationships with members of his family. It comes to a close as he takes over as squire of Erddig on the death of his brother Simon.

Named from a quote from Philip himself, he at one time suggested he was very happy with his life and wanted for nothing, having the needs of an 'unemployed oyster'.

Prices

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

Prices

Summer gardens and outbuildings
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £8.90 £8.00
Child £4.50 £4.00
Family £22.30 £20.00
Whole property summer
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £14.00 £12.60
Child £7.00 £6.30
Family £35.00 £31.50
Group Adult N/A £10.70
Group Child N/A £5.35
Winter whole property
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £6.80 £6.10
Child £3.40 £3.05
Family £17.00 £15.25
Group Adult N/A £5.25
Group Child N/A £2.62

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 or
  • Standard admission

If the place runs Gift Aid on Entry, we'll offer you the Gift Aid Admission prices. But it's entirely up to you which ticket you choose. If you want the Standard Admission instead, just let us know when you come to pay.

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: Payment of the additional percentage donation is entirely voluntary, so if you prefer to pay the standard admission please advise our reception staff at the till point.

  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 donations must be supported by a valid Gift Aid declaration and a Gift Aid declaration can only cover donations made by an individual for him/herself or for him/herself and members of his/her family.

Please note...

Please check house opening information as times vary. From 24 March our garden, outbuildings, restaurant and shop are open daily from 10am to 5pm until 27 October when we open 11am to 4pm.

The basics

Suitability
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.
Accessibility
The garden is accessible via a ramp.
Other
There are two 30 minute performances each day at 2:00pm and 3:30pm on July 7, 14, 21 and 28 and then again on Aug 5, 12, 19 and 27. 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.

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
28 July 2018 14:00 - 14:30 Available
15:30 - 16:00 Available
5 August 2018 14:00 - 14:30 Available
15:30 - 16:00 Available
12 August 2018 14:00 - 14:30 Available
15:30 - 16:00 Available
19 August 2018 14:00 - 14:30 Available
15:30 - 16:00 Available
27 August 2018 14:00 - 14:30 Available
15:30 - 16:00 Available

Contact Info

Name
General Office
Email
erddig@nationaltrust.org.uk
Telephone
Call 01978 355314

Upcoming events

Summer Fun at Erddig

Mon 23 Jul 2018
10:00-17:00
Whether you're looking for wild adventures or something more relaxing , there's something for everyone at Erddig this summer.

BBC Antiques Roadshow

Thu 26 Jul 2018
09:30-16:30
What story will you bring? Dust off your family heirlooms and dig out those car boot bargains and bring them along for free advice and valuations at this special event.

Memories of an Unemployed Oyster

Sat 28 Jul 2018
14:00-14:30
Following on from the very popular one man show 'No Place like Home', which was staged at Erddig last year. Peter Read will be returning this summer with his new one man show 'Memories of an Unemployed Oyster'.

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Sat 04 Aug 2018
18:30-21:30
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Erddig beginner photography group

Sun 05 Aug 2018
14:00-15:00
Join our volunteer photographers to get the most out of your digital hobby and be in with the chance of winning a special photography competition.

A Midsummer Night's Dream outdoor theatre

Sat 11 Aug 2018
18:30-21:30
Chapterhouse Theatre Company presents Shakespeare's best-loved romantic comedy. Let yourself be whisked away on a thrilling journey to magical forests and meet star-crossed lovers and playful fairies.