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Open-air Theatre - Folksy Theatre presents Shakespeare's 'As You Like It'

Folksy Theatre presents Shakespeare's 'As You Like It'. Filled with Folksy's wonderful live music, audience interaction and downright silliness! Bring along your friends and family to watch this wonderful outdoor production.

  • Booking essential

Rosalind, the daughter of a banished duke, falls in love with Orlando. When she is then banished from the court by her usurping uncle, Rosalind takes on the appearance of a boy, calling herself Ganymede. She, her cousin Celia and jester Touchstone, travel to the Forest of Arden, where her father and his friends live in exile. When she meets Orlando again in the forest, she devises an elaborate scheme to find out the verity of his supposed passion for her, and to further capture his heart, through the witty and mischievous façade of Ganymede. This wonderful Shakespearian comedy about life, love, betrayal, faith and death is filled with Folksy's touch of live music, bold characters, audience interaction and plenty of laughs. Bring along your picnics and friend and family to enjoy this fun-filled outdoor production!

Seating is not provided, you are welcome to bring your own folding chairs and picnic blankets. Our tearoom will be open for take-away refreshments.

Book for either Thursday 18 or Friday 19 July, 7pm - 9:30pm.

Tickets are non refundable. No tickets needed for 2’s and under. Sorry, no dogs permitted during the performance.

The shows go on whatever the weather (unless fork lightning).

Times

Prices

Event ticket prices

Ticket typeTicket category
Adult plus booking fee£15.00
Child (age 2-16) plus booking fee£12.00
Group (Family of 4, 2 adults max) plus booking fee£48.00

The basics

Booking details

Call Online Booking Only All bookings taken directly by Folksy Theatre.

Meeting point

On arrival please make your way up the path to the Thimbles Lawn. You can access the performance area from 6pm. At this time you can set up your picnics, blankets and folding chairs.

What to bring and wear

Please dress for the outdoors as the performance will go ahead in wet weather. Gazebo's are not permitted and we would ask you to be mindful of obscuring the view of others with umbrellas if wet.

Accessibility

The performance is held in front of the Manor, access is via a 120 yard up hill path and then across the lawn. We will have a golf buggy running during the event for visitors with mobility requirements.

Other

The gardens and Manor will be open prior to the performance, with last entry to the Manor at 4pm and then the site closes to allow for event set up at 5pm. We will re-open from 6pm for this event. If you would like to visit on the day of the performance, admission prices apply for non National Trust members, but we ask that you leave the site to allow for set up and return from 6pm. The walk from the car park to the manor is unlit so we would ask that you bring a torch to assist your walk back after the performance. Seating is not provided, you are welcome to bring your own folding chairs and picnic blankets. Our tearoom will be open for take-away refreshments. Tickets are non refundable. No tickets needed for 2’s and under. Sorry, no dogs permitted during the performance. The shows go on whatever the weather (unless fork lightning)

Contact info

Folksy Theatre

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