Busy programme of open-air theatre around North Devon

We’re on the cusp of summer and what better way to spend a pleasant evening on your cheap family holidays UK than at one of North Devon’s open-air theatre productions?

The shows should prove to be a popular attraction in the area, with stunning venues giving yourself and the family a chance to unroll a blanket, tuck into a picnic and enjoy the night’s entertainment.

Hartland Abbey, with its remarkable gardens, has again been chosen to stage performances this year and owner Lady Angela Stucley is looking forward to playing host. "This summer's productions promise to keep theatregoers of all ages and tastes well rewarded with some fantastic productions,"

"It is a perfect reason to get together with family and friends, bring rugs or picnic chairs and enjoy a night under the stars."

"You can feast on the delicious barbecue provided by Mr Crackling, so popular last year. The bar tent will also be selling wine, local cider, beer, Pimm's and soft drinks."

If you’re spending your cheap self catering holidays at our North Devon holiday parks this June or July, take a look at some of the productions on offer...

George's Marvellous Medicine

George’s Marvellous Medicine | North Devon open-air theatre

Illyria present George's Marvellous Medicine. Roald Dahl’s classic is excellently adapted by David Wood, telling the story of George's attempts to transform his horrible grandma to lovely grandmother.

You can watch George’s Marvellous Medicine at:

The Vicarage Garden, Torrington on Saturday, June 14, 5pm.

Manor Green, Lynmouth on Tuesday, July 29, 5pm.

Hartland Abbey, Hartland on Wednesday, July 30, 5pm.

The Wife

The Wife | North Devon open-air theatre

The Wife is an original production presented by The Rude Mechanical Theatre Company. What do women want? That’s the simple (actually very complicated) question that young knight Roland has to find the answer to, or he faces the death penalty.

You can catch The Wife at The Vicarage Garden, Torrington on Friday, July 11, 7pm.

Macbeth

Macbeth | North Devon open-air theatre

Heartbreak Productions adapt one of William Shakespeare's most popular works. A group of wounded soldiers recovering from their time in the trenches re-enact the chilling tragedy, Macbeth.

Macbeth is at Northam Rectory, Northam on Wednesday, July 23, 7pm.

 

For more information and a full programme of productions, visit www.theploughartscentre.org.uk.