West Wycombe Park's dates for your diary

A comedy of errors

This year we again have a full programme of musical entertainment for you to enjoy as you explore the house or relax in the grounds on a Sunday afternoon. You can also explore the newly restored water garden and woodland area on a guided tour that commences at 2.30pm each Sunday. We have also scheduled three outdoor theatre productions to entertain all the family in the tranquil surroundings of the park. Please contact the National Trust Box Office (0344) 249 1895 for tickets and information.

The Wind in the Willows - Saturday 24 June

Join Badger, Ratty, Mole and Toad for a perfect summer of adventure. What starts as a search for the best picnic spot rapidly turns into the most hilarious of escapades. With the bumptious Toad’s heart set on a shiny new motorcar and his very liberty soon at stake, will his faithful friends come to his rescue – and will he let them? Alive with music and song, this magical family show is presented in beautiful traditional costume and features a woodland parade during the interval for everyone to join in with.

Jane Eyre - Thursday 20 July

Young governess Jane Eyre arrives at the mysterious Thornfield Hall deep in the Yorkshire moors and meets enigmatic Mr Rochester. So begins this most unforgettable of love stories. When a secret from the past returns to haunt them, can Jane and Rochester’s passion survive the forces that might tear them apart forever? Adapted from Charlotte Brontë’s classic novel, Chapterhouse Theatre Company presents one of the greatest romances of English literature.

The Comedy of Errors - Wednesday 16 August

This fantastical comedy follows two pairs of identical twins, Antipholus of Syracuse and Antipholus of Ephesus, and their servants, both named Dromio. When they were babies, the twins and their parents were separated in a shipwreck; now, years later, as one half of the twins search for the other they unwittingly find themselves in the same city on the same day. A magical and comically entwined tale of mistaken identity follows merchants, master, parents, servants and a long-suffering wife as it plays itself out over the course of one hectic day. The Lord Chamberlain’s Men, the UK’s premier all male theatre company, invite you to join them for Shakespeare’s most hilarious farce.