Outdoor Theatre at Abergavenny Castle
Book tickets now for Abergavenny Museum’s brilliant summer season of Theatre in the fabulous setting of Abergavenny Castle Grounds. There are four fantastic shows including two family productions in August this year, so put these dates in the diary now or better still book tickets.
First up on Wednesday 14th August at 7pm are the fun and funny Pantaloons with Jane Austen's Sense & Sensibility. They gave their first ever performance at the castle last year and went down a storm, so catch this fast-paced and faithful adaptation of this much-loved Austen classic. Elinor Dashwood has a lot of good Sense. Her sister Marianne Dashwood has an excess of Sensibility. Together they make a snappy title for Jane Austen’s novel of scandals, scoundrels and severely sprained ankles.
From Regency style to 1930s glamour with an evening of sparkling entertainment, nostalgic music, gorgeous costumes and the delicious witty one liners of Noel Coward's Private Lives on Tuesday August 20th at 7pm. Heartbreak Productions transport the audience to a fashionable hotel in Deauville where two honeymooning couples find that one of life's coincidence tricks has extraordinary consequences!
The last two shows are especially for family audiences, but adults will find them as much fun as the kids that they are designed for. The incredible Illyria bring a fantastic production of the Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves on Thursday 22nd August at 5pm. With brilliant actors, a spectacular set and hilarious slapstick, Illyria bring first rate entertainment. Just how five actors turn into forty thieves is another amazing trick. Not to be missed, an excellent show for everyone!
And finally on Friday 30th August 5pm - another of David Walliams’ best-selling books for kids Gangsta Granny is brought to the outdoor stage by Heartbreak productions.
Tickets £14 adult / £8 child / £40 Family (2+2) Book yours now at Abergavenny Museum tel 01873 854282 (11-4 daily except Wednesday); Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves online anytime, at www.illyria.co.uk