Theatre

Outdoor Theatre

We look forward to hosting another exciting programme of family entertainment in the beautiful setting of the walled garden. For 2017 we will be offering a range of carefully selected performances to include traditional popular titles of comedy and drama and welcome the return of some brilliant theatre companies whose performances are guaranteed to enthral and captivate the audience. So bring your picnic, sit back, relax and enjoy a summer’s evening of entertainment, perfect for all the family.

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Christmas theatre at Holkham Hall in north Norfolk

As You Like It

Wednesday 26th July, 7pm

An audience favourite since its first performance in 1603, As You Like It is among Shakespeare’s best-loved comedies. An idyllic country setting provides the backdrop for this romantic adventure, as Rosalind and Orlando’s famous courtship is played out amidst the turmoil of political rivalry, mistaken identity and exile in the Forest of Arden.

The traditional rules of romance are discarded as Rosalind, disguised as the boy Ganymede, attempts to ‘cure’ Orlando of his lovesickness. Including some of the Bard’s best wordplay and oft-quoted speeches, including “all the world’s a stage”, As You Like It is a glorious romp in the woods!

A world-leading conservatoire, LAMDA offers exceptional vocational training to the most talented dramatic artists and technicians. LAMDA students are renowned for their ability, passion, commitment and openness – qualities that are underpinned by their superb skills and technique. And with their exceptional talent and mastery of their craft, graduates like Jim Broadbent, Benedict Cumberbatch CBE, David Suchet CBE, Ruth Wilson, David Oyelowo OBE, Dame Harriet Walter DBE, Sam Claflin and Chiwetel Ejiofor CBE, among many others, are shaping the global performing arts industry. As You Like It and Bury Fair are brought to the stage by LAMDA’s 2017 graduating actors and theatre technicians. This is your chance to see them first.

Tickets: Adult £15, Child £10, Family (2 adults and 2 children) £45. To book telephone Holkham Ticket Office on 01328 713111 or click the button below to book online.

Alice in Wonderland

Wednesday 2nd August, 6.15pm

Strange Fascination Theatre are delighted to present you their own madcap version of Lewis Carrol’s classic tale of delight and fantasy, Alice in Wonderland.

Join Alice as she falls down the rabbit hole and meets a whole host of whacky and funny characters on an adventure for all the family! Bring a picnic and enjoy a wonderful open air production in the Walled Garden with puppets, singalongs, comedy and surprises that will delight children and adults alike!

Tickets: Adult £14, Child £10, Family (2 adults and 2 children) £43. To book telephone Holkham Ticket Office on 01328 713111 or click on the button below to book online.

The Emperor’s New Clothes

Wednesday 9th August, 6.15pm

Join Illyria, an equity outdoor touring guidelines compliant company, in the Walled Garden for their cheekiest show ever! Illyria’s fun adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen’s much loved classic, follows the fortunes of the Emperor, who is a lovely man but is surrounded by fools. What keeps him sane is the monthly Grand Parade at which he wears his newest outfit. But how much is the Emperor willing to sacrifice when two tricksters offer to make him a suit of clothes which can only be seen by the wise? All, as they say, will be revealed….

Tickets: Adult £14, Child £10, Family (2 adults and 2 children) £43. To book telephone Holkham Ticket Office on 01328 713111 or click on the button below to book online.

Billionaire Boy

Wednesday 16th August, 6.15pm

Mr Spud has lost all his money. Not much….just a few billion pounds. Heartbreak Productions, Mr Spud and his son, Joe, would like to invite you to a garage sale (they used to own 500 garages) where they will be selling their final belongings to raise some money to buy food. The Formula 1 racing car has already been taken by the bailiffs, but there might be something interesting left. Bring your picnics, blankets and fold up chairs and come to the helicopter pad outside at Bumfresh Towers to hear the story of how Mr Spud made his billions, lost it all and how Joe became the richest boy in the world. Recommended for ages 7 and above.

Tickets: Adult £14, Child £10, Family (2 adults 2 children) £43. To book telephone Holkham Ticket Office on 01328 713111 or click on the button below to book online.

Wind in the Willows

Wednesday 23rd August, 5.45pm

Pack your picnics and join the boat-loving Ratty, the sensible yet curious Mole, wise old Badger and the fantastically irrepressible Toad as they embark on the adventure of a lifetime culminating in a colourful battle with the sly weasel to save Toad Hall!

Eye-catching costumes, toe-tapping music and larger than life characters promise to capture the imagination of the youngest of audience members whilst the sheer nostalgic charm of this beloved story is guaranteed to take older generations on a glorious trip down the riverbank onto memory lane. The perfect summer treat for all the family!

Tickets: Adult £14, Child £10, Family (2 adults and 2 children) £43. To book telephone Holkham Ticket Office on 01328 713111 or click on the button below to book online.

A Comedy of Errors

Wednesday 30th August, 6.30pm

Join The Lord Chamberlain’s Men this summer for one of Shakespeare’s early plays, a humorous, light comedy driven by slapstick and mistaken identity.

Tickets: Adult £15, Child £10, Family (2 adults and 2 children) £45. To book telephone Holkham Ticket Office on 01328 713111 or click on the button below to book online.