Open air theatre will once again be played out in the beautiful surroundings of Lydiard Park this summer with the first of a series of performances – Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice – starting the programme onFriday 10 July.
Chapterhouse Theatre Company will take a step back in time to introduce Austen’s loveable heroine Elizabeth Bennet and her initial encounter with the rude and abrupt Mr Darcy. But while she loathes him at first, Elizabeth soon finds out there may be more to him than meets the eye.
Lydiard’s open-air theatre shows are the perfect opportunity for friends and family to enjoy a picnic under a beautiful summer sky while enjoying live performances in front of historic Lydiard House.
Script writer Laura Turner, said of the upcoming performance: “Pride and Prejudice is such an enduring classic that it’s wonderful to see it return again this summer. For me, this most famous of Jane Austen’s novels couldn’t be better suited for a summer’s evening entertainment in a beautiful country garden setting.”
Cllr Garry Perkins, Swindon Borough Council’s Cabinet Member responsible for Lydiard Park, said: “Open air theatre has become an integral part of the summer programme at Lydiard Park and it is not hard to see why as it is such a picturesque setting for performances. We always have a great range of productions, which makes it great for families, and if you haven’t experienced open air theatre before I would encourage you to do so as it really is a fantastic evening’s entertainment.”
Doors for Pride and Prejudice open at 6pm and the production begins at 7pm.
Tickets are available to purchase online at www.swindontheatres.co.uk but a booking fee applies. Alternatively, tickets are available to buy at Lydiard House. Pride and Prejudice has proved to be very popular with over 300 tickets sold already so people are encouraged to book tickets as soon as they can.
Tickets cost £14 for adults, £10 for children/students and £42 for a family ticket (2 adults and 2 children)
For more information on all open air theatre productions and other events at Lydiard Park, please go to www.lydiardpark.org.uk or call Lydiard House on 01793 466664.
Win tickets to Sherlock and the Secret Garden in the open air at Lydiard
Thanks to Lydiard House and Park we have tickets to give away for two of the later productions
Friday 31 July – The Casebook of Sherlock Holmes (2 adult tickets)
Friday 21 August – The Secret Garden. Win a family ticket (2 adults + 2 children)
Send your entries by 15 July to: Alice Armstrong: email@example.com or post them to Lydiard Park, SN5 6BT