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Southwell Minster promises summer theatre magic

Southwell Minster and The Archbishop’s Palace will once again be hosting some wonderful outdoor theatre performances this summer.

High quality entertainment ‘alfresco’ for all the family begins with Robin Hood and his Merry Men, on Wednesday 4 July. Adapted by award winning writer Laura Turner, join family and friends and step into the forest with Chapterhouse Theatre Company in what promises to be one of the most fun adventures of the summer.
Handlebards present Romeo & Juliet, on Friday 20 July, and as usual with this superb touring company, you can expect riotous amounts of energy, plenty of chaos, and a great deal of laughter.
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland unfold on Thursday 2 August. Join the cast of This is My Theatre for a trip into this well-loved tale, based upon the original novel written by Lewis Carroll and specially adapted for the stage. With live music and characters you won’t forget, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland will engage and delight audiences of all ages.
Southwell Minster Marketing & Events Manager, Glennn Formoy says: “We’re excited to be expanding our summer theatre programme this year with some real family favourites. From White Rabbits to Cheshire Cats, local heroes to Shakespearean tragedy with a comic twist, we’ve got something for everyone so join us for a riotous summer of fun with our best ever outdoor theatre programme!

"Bring your family and picnics too and be royally entertained amidst the stunning garden setting in the ruins of The Archbishop’s Palace next door to Southwell Minster. We hope that the popularity of these shows coupled with the majestic setting will bring people out into the heart of Southwell to experience the joy of outdoor theatre.”
More than 600 years after Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales a new set of pilgrims travelling from Newark to Canterbury will tell their tales in The Newarke Canterbury Tales, performed in the State Chamber of the Archbishop’s Palace on Saturday July 7th. Join the Wife of Bath and other characters as they dance and weave their strange stories ...
Tickets available through the Cathedral Shop and also online:
Robin Hood and his Merry Men – Weds 4 July, Chapter House Theatre Productions
£46 family/£16 adult/£10 children.
The Newarke Canterbury Tales  - Saturday 7th July. Tickets £5.
Romeo and Juliet – Fri 20 July, The Handlebards
£17 on the day, £15 in advance, £12 early bird (2 months prior or 20% sell out), U16s £10
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland – Thursday 2 August, This is my Theatre
£32 family/£10 adult/£8 children

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