Enjoy a classic play this summer from the comfort of your picnic rug
The British weather may not always lend itself well to outdoor theatre, but the atmosphere that comes from performing among greenery makes it an occasion to be enjoyed come rain or shine
Surrey’s supply of historic stately homes, jaw dropping landscapes and charming riverside locations give a multitude of excellent backdrops for you to pack up the picnic basket and watch some of your favourite plays.
Here’s a what’s on guide to Surrey’s outdoor theatre in 2013:
2013 sees the Guildburys celebrating their 50th birthday and their 24th open-air summer show at Farnham Castle. This July the Guildburys will be performing Molière’s classic comedy, Tartuffe.
July 17 – 20: 8pm (plus an additional performance at 2pm on Sat 20)
Tickets: £13.50, Concessions: £11.50, Matinee: All tickets £8.50
Guildford College of Law
As You Like it
GSC will return for their second open-air production of 2013 with the gloriously sunny As You Like It in the gardens of the Guildford College of Law. As You Like It will take audiences on an adventure into the invigorating The Forest of Arden, where characters discover their true hearts and their true selves.
July 17 – 28: 7.30pm, Sat matinees (July 20 and 27): 2.30pm, Sunday July 28: 4pm
Tickets: £19.50, Concessions: £16.50, Family (2 adults, 2 children under 16): £65.00, Matinee: All tickets £15.00
A Comedy of Errors
Shakespeare’s hilarious comedy of mistaken identity comes to chaotic life in this colourful, fast moving production from Polesden Lacey Shakespeare. PLS have a policy of always presenting Shakespeare’s play in ‘traditional’ costume but in line with the anarchic qualities of this farcical comedy things promise to be a little more ‘flamboyant’ this year!
July 13-14 and 20-21: 3pm
Tickets: £10.00, Under 16: Free on Sat 13, £5.00 for other performance, Families: (2 adults and 2 children): £25.00