Chapterhouse celebrates 20 years of outdoor theatre
Chapterhouse Theatre Company presents its 2019 open-air tour for its 20th anniversary year, bringing productions to East Yorkshire and Northern Lincolnshire.
Throughout the summer, Chapterhouse will be bringing stunning performances of six classic stories to some of the UK and Ireland’s most beautiful outdoor venues, promising to be one of the most enchanting and unmissable events of the summer.
The brand-new show for 2019 is an adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson’s swashbuckling adventure Treasure Island, which alongside The Secret Garden will provide fun for all the family. They also bring back a firm Chapterhouse favourite, with a nod to the company’s roots in Shakespearean theatre, with a magical production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
Another favourite with Chapterhouse audiences, Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, will join the 2019 productions. Emily Brontë’s Wuthering Heights and Elizabeth Gaskell’s Cranford will also take to the stage, meaning that most of the summer productions will showcase bold, exciting stories from women writers in the literary canon.
Check ticket details at www.chapterhouse.org.
A Midsummer Night’s Dream - Branston Hall Hotel, Lincoln - 7th August
Chapterhouse Theatre Company presents Shakespeare’s best-loved romantic comedy. Let yourself be whisked away on a thrilling journey to the most magical of forests and meet star-crossed lovers, playful fairies, and hilarious travelling players. Beautifully designed Elizabethan costumes, a wonderful musical score and enchanting woodland creatures come together to make this an evening of unmissable summer garden theatre, and one of Chapterhouse’s most popular shows.
Cranford - Burnby Hall Gardens, Pocklington - August 9th
Step back in time with Chapterhouse this summer and find yourself whisked into the world of small-town life in Victorian England, as Elizabeth Gaskell’s Cranford is adapted for performances in some of the UK and Ireland’s most beautiful open-air venues. In the sleepy village of Cranford, a mysterious new arrival is setting hearts aflutter... But can lost loves and old friendships withstand the drama of snobbery, gossip, and social scandal? Bring along a picnic and join Chapterhouse to find out!
Pride and Prejudice - Epworth Old Rectory, North Lincolnshire, July 14th; Elsham Hall, August 18th
When Elizabeth Bennet meets the terse and abrupt Mr. Darcy, she loathes him at first sight. But is there more to him than meets the eye? Brought to life by award-winning writer Laura Turner, this adaptation has been a favourite of Chapterhouse audiences for years and will be a joy to perform in the company’s 20th year of touring. Join friends and family for an evening of theatre beneath the stars, basking in the glow of this timeless classic.
The Secret Garden - South Ormsby Hall, Lincolnshire, July 7th
This summer, join young Mary Lennox on a journey of discovery as she is sent to her uncle’s house in the countryside, where mysteries and secrets lurk round every corner... As she makes new friends and encounters magical creatures, Mary has one burning question: where is the location of her uncle’s secret garden, and where has he hidden the key? Relive this enchanting tale of secrecy and curiosity in what will be one of the highlights of the summer.
Treasure Island - Burnby Hall Gardens, Pocklington - 5th July, Gunby Hall, Spilsby, 20th July.
Join Chapterhouse for this brand-new adaptation of everyone’s favourite swashbuckling pirate adventure: Robert Louis Stevenson’s Treasure Island. When he stumbles across a coveted treasure map, young Jim Hawkins finds himself on an epic adventure in the hope of finding Treasure Island. But not everyone is to be trusted, and a dark secret is lurking on board the ship.
Chapterhouse presents the wild and tempestuous love story of Emily Brontë’s Wuthering Heights, set on the beautiful and mysterious Yorkshire moors. This tale of passion and revenge has thrilled readers and audiences alike for generations and is now set to entrance Chapterhouse audiences for an evening of theatre beneath the stars. Can Catherine and Heathcliff’s love endure, or will the forces of nature tear them apart?