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Outdoor Theatre - The Secret Diary of Henry VIII

Join The Three Inch Fools this summer in the ruins of Corfe Castle as they hit the road with this brand new comedy - a mad-capped take on Britain’s most epic monarch, and those infamous wives.

  • Booking essential

The Three Inch Fools present an essential guide on how to keep your head in the Tudor Court. Unexpectedly thrust into the limelight, young Henry navigates the ups and downs of courtly life, and all whilst fighting the French (again) and re-writing religion. The Fools hit the road with this brand new comedy - a mad-capped take on Britain’s most epic monarch, and those infamous wives. ★★★★★ – “So entertaining…laugh-out-loud funny” ★★★★★ – “Riotously fun. Hugely enjoyable” ★★★★★ – “The ultimate British theatrical experience” – Hastings Independent Press ★★★★★ – “Great fun for the whole family…my kids are still talking about it!” Bring your own blankets, cushions, and camping-chairs and join us on our outdoor adventure at some of the most beautiful and historic landmarks in the UK. Come prepared for the weather - the performance will continue come rain come shine! Performance will begin at 7pm Gates open at 6pm

Ticket Prices: Family (2 adults & up to 3 children) - £45 Family (1 adult & up to 3 children) - £38 Adult - £18 Child (5-17) - £9 Under 5 - Free

Times

Prices

Event ticket prices

Ticket typeTicket category
Adult £18.00
Child £9.00

Event additional prices

Ticket typeTicket category
Under 5s£0.00
Family (1 Adult & up to 3 children)£38.00
Family (2 Adults & up to 3 children)£45.00

The basics

Booking details

Call 0344 249 1895

Suitability

This is a family friendly event.

Meeting point

This event will take place in the Outer Bailey of Corfe Castle. Ticket will be checked at the main castle gates. Gates open at 6pm, performance begins at 7pm.

What to bring and wear

Bring your own blankets, cushions, and camping-chairs and bring lots of layers as the summer evenings can become chilly.

Accessibility

This event takes place in the Outer Bailey with step free access. For any further accessibility information please email corfecastle@nationaltrust.org.uk or call 01929 481294

Other

Gates open 6pm, performance begins at 7pm. Performance will go ahead come rain or shine, it will only be cancelled if it is unsafe to go ahead.

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