Theatre under the summer stars

A family enjoying a theatre performance

There’s passion, pride and flights of fancy at Lacock Abbey this summer, as three classic tales are brought to life by talented performers. Pack a picnic and a rug and prepare for a summer of high drama.

Gates open at 6pm, performances at 7pm.

Romeo & Juliet, 14 July

This thrilling story of two Italian families at war with each other intertwines love and hate with tragic consequences. Chapterhouse Theatre Company brings a new production of Shakespeare's star-crossed lovers to Lacock Abbey.

Pride & Prejudice, 15 July

Chapterhouse Theatre Company brings to life one of Jane Austen's best-loved classics. Take a step back in time as we meet Elizabeth Bennet and her sisters. Despite their interfering mother's attempts to arrange a suitable match, Elizabeth and Jane pursue their own quest for true love. Amid mistakes and miscommunications, can Elizabeth finally surpass her prejudices to see past the proud exterior of the enigmatic Mr Darcy?

Peter Pan, 9 August

Illyria celebrates its 30th year with a new performance of this beloved family tale. Wendy Darling is certain she saw the face of a boy at her bedroom window three floors up – yet no-one believes her. So who can blame her when she agrees to fly away to the idyllic Neverland with him? But is Neverland as perfect as it seems? Or will the evil Captain Hook and his band of pirates kill Peter and rule over it themselves?

“Peter Pan” is presented by arrangement with Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity and Concord Theatricals Ltd. on behalf of Samuel French Ltd.