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The Hay Wain - open air theatre from Packing Shed Theatre

This highly acclaimed, atmospheric play with music has been described as East Anglia’s very own Les Miserables, bringing to life the people that populate the picture, lives defined not by simplicity and virtue, but by hardship, hope and...

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This highly acclaimed, atmospheric play with music has been described as East Anglia’s very own Les Miserables, bringing to life the people that populate the picture, lives defined not by simplicity and virtue, but by hardship, hope and resilience.

Turning the traditional, bucolic, chocolate box ideal of The Hay Wain on its head, you’ll never look at the landscape in quite the same way again.

The play is written by Thomas R Edwards and produced by Packing Shed Theatre.

As well as watching the play, you will also be able to enjoy snacks and drinks from the National Trust catering team before the event and in the interval.

Times

Prices

Event ticket prices

Ticket typeTicket category
Adult £16.00
Concession Under 18s and over 65s£14.00
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The basics

Booking details

Call Email booking only. The event is independent of the National Trust.

Suitability

Older children will find this event interesting

Meeting point

Granary Garden, close to the Tea Room at Flatford.

What to bring and wear

This is a picnic concert in the open air, so please dress for sitting outside.

Accessibility

The event will be held in the Granary garden. Access will be over grass and gravel. There is very limited blue badge parking 50m away, otherwise, the only parking is in the main Flatford car park which will involves 100m walk and a short flight of steps.

Upcoming events

Event

Flatford guided tour 

Immerse yourself in the history and beauty of Flatford

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on
24 May to 25 Oct 2024
at
11:30 to 12:30
+ 108 other dates or times
Event

Valley Farm Open Day 

The ancient hall of Valley Farm will be open to view, allowing visitors to look up at the blackened rafters and see the huge inglenook fireplace and medieval staircase.

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on
25 May 2024
at
11:00 to 15:00
Event

Flatford Spring Nature Day 

Join the fun and go wild at the Flatford Nature Day. There will be craft activities to try, trails to follow and nature clues to hunt.

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on
28 May 2024
at
11:00 to 15:00
Event

Flatford Summer Craft Fayre 

The Bourne Valley Crafters stage their first ever early summer craft fair at Flatford. As with their Christmas Craft Fairs, they have invited a talented group of local crafters and designers to bring their wares. You will be able to browse from...

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on
1 Jun to 2 Jun 2024
at
10:00 to 16:00
+ 1 other date or time