Outdoor theatre at Osterley Park
We've got a season of Outdoor Theatre at Osterley this year, with shows from Shakespeare to Gangsta Granny. Bring the whole family for a special theatre experience.
Set within the beautiful grounds of Osterley Park, with Robert Adam’s architecturally stunning building as your backdrop, this is theatre with a difference. Why not make a day of it and visit the formal gardens for a relaxing stroll through the flower garden or see the house and explore Adam’s masterpiece.
The Lord Chamberlain’s Men present A Midsummer Night’s Dream, by William Shakespeare
Saturday 15 June, 7.30pm
This summer The Lord Chamberlain’s Men, are celebrating their 15th birthday and an amazing 425 years since the original company was created. To celebrate this special anniversary, they are touring one of Shakespeare’s most popular and best-loved comedies, A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Bring a chair and a picnic, and enjoy a glorious summer’s evening watching one of Shakespeare’s best-loved comedies. Performed in the open air, by an all-male cast with Elizabethan costumes, music and dance.
DOT Productions presents Sense and Sensibility, by Jane Austen
Saturday 27 July, 6.30pm
Our secluded Stables Walled Garden is the venue for Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen. This classic romance is brought to life by DOT Productions under that stars. Bring along your rugs or folding chairs, and enjoy an evening picnic before the show begins. The Brewhouse Café will be open all evening serving a range of food and drink.
The Handlebards present Much Ado About Nothing, by William Shakespeare
Saturday 3 August, 6.30pm
A group of soldiers return from the war to a household in Messina, causing the kindling of new love interests and the re-kindling of old rivalries. The parallel love stories of Beatrice, Benedick, Claudio and Hero become entangled with plotting, frivolity and melodrama in Shakespeare’s famous comedy. Join our four-strong, all-male troupe for a riotous bicycle-powered production, filled with drunkenness, mayhem and cross-dressing a plenty.
OperaUpClose presents With a Song in Her Heart
Saturday 10 August, 7.30pm
Olivier Award-winning OperaUpClose present With a Song in Her Heart, a new one-woman opera all about love. Our heroine tumbles through all-consuming infatuation, heartbreak and the leap of faith of falling in love again, with some detours into hilarious and unsuitable dates along the way.This story is told through some of the most popular soprano arias of all time by composers including Puccini, Purcell, Mozart and Verdi, and songs by Clara Schumann, Fanny Mendelssohn, Dvorak and Satie. Performed with a contemporary English libretto, virtuoso pianist and timeless melodies, With a Song in Her Heart is a relatable and uplifting celebration of life, love and music.
Heartbreak Productions present Gangsta Granny, by David Walliams
Friday 30 August, 2pm & 6pm
Meet Ben, an 11-year-old want-to-be plumber fed up with spending his Friday nights at granny’s. All she wants to do is play scrabble and eat cabbage – not exactly his idea of fun!
Hungry and bored Ben goes searching for something more edible in the kitchen and stumbles upon an old biscuit tin. The tin holds more than just digestives, however, it contains Granny’s biggest secret…Heartbreak productions invites you to share in this exciting escapade, a David Walliams best seller adapted for the outdoor stage. Join us, Ben, and his Gangsta Granny on their grandest adventure full of forbidden fun. It could be very hungry work so come prepared with picnics and appropriate outdoor gear.