Chipping Norton Theatre has released an incredibly exciting line-up with a huge range of outdoor events, including live performances and cinema screenings in the great outdoors, this spring and summer.
Working with some of the most atmospheric, beautiful venues in the county, Chippy Theatre and its cinema will be going al fresco at Broughton Castle, Heath Farm, Chippy Rugby Club, Cornbury Park and Pudlicote House.
enjoy Shakespeare in Love at Broughton Castle – the Elizabethan manor house in which it was filmed
The Theatre will be presenting open-air cinema for the first time in its history, with classic titles like Pretty Woman, Dirty Dancing and The Greatest Showman in a variety of local venues. It will even be showing Shakespeare in Love in Broughton Castle – the Elizabethan manor house in which it was filmed.
Audiences can bring picnic blankets, hire deck chairs, and enjoy the mobile bars and gourmet street-food at every event.
Here is what you can enjoy:
- BROUGHTON CASTLE – Cross the moat and enter the stately courtyard of 16th century Broughton Castle near Banbury for one of the most exclusive and atmospheric open-air cinema locations in the country. Watch PRETTY WOMAN on 27TH MAY, THE GREATEST SHOWMAN on 28TH MAY and, SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE on 29TH MAY
2) CHIPPY CINEMA AL FRESCO at HEATH FARM, SWERFORD – Wander through bosky paths and gardens to find this secret, natural lakeside amphitheatre, surrounded by woodland and beautiful Oxfordshire countryside. ROMEO + JULIET on 30TH MAY:
MOULIN ROUGE on 31ST MAY and BACK TO THE FUTURE on 1ST JUNE
3) CHIPPING NORTON RUGBY CLUB – ROCKETMAN 3RD JUNE, GREATEST SHOWMAN JUNE 4, DIRTY DANCING 5TH JUNE,
MAMMA MIA! 6TH JUNE:
Or, if you fancy some live theatre in the open air then book Chippy’s range of family and adult theatre and opera.
4) Start with THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE @ HEATH FARM, SWERFORD on 26TH – 27TH JUNE: Wander through bosky paths and gardens to find this secret, natural lakeside amphitheatre, surrounded by woodland and beautiful Oxfordshire countryside. Oxfordshire’s own Opera Anywhere present the Gilbert and Sullivan classic opera.
5) Or try PRIDE AND PREJUDICE @ BROUGHTON CASTLE – 9TH JULY: Join The Pantaloons this summer for this delightfully innovative and hilarious new adaptation and find out if Mrs Bennett manages to offload her numerous daughters in record time? Will Lizzy and Darcy actually get together? Will creepy Mr Collins just go away please? Jane Austen’s witty and romantic classic, presented in the courtyard of the castle.
6) MACBETH ON BIKES at PUDLICOTE HOUSE, 17TH – 21ST JULY: The Handlebards – a four strong troupe of actors who travel by bike bring a frantic, delirious, full-of-beans show set in the gardens of this quietly beautiful Georgian country house situated between Charlbury and Burford.
7) THE JUNGLE BOOK at CORNBURY PARK 1ST AUGUST: Immersion Theatre brings thisa brand-new musical adaptation of the Rudyard Kipling family favourite, staged in the beautiful valley of Rangers Lawn, part of the Cornbury Park estate.
8) DAVID WALLIAMS’ MR STINK at CORNBURY PARK – 11TH AUGUST: The wooded valley at Cornbury Park hosts David Walliams’ modern classic, brought to life by Heartbreak Productions.
You’re invited to celebrate Annabelle’s 10th birthday, hosted by everyone’s favourite MP candidate, Janet Crumb! (Almost) everyone is welcome… that is, everyone apart from Chloe’s particularly smelly new friend, Mr Stink, via live television, Downing Street and a garden shed.
9) Outdoor Oxfordshire Artweeks – Until May 23. The art of eight local artists exhibit their art in the streets and front gardens around Chippy Theatre, much of it for sale online. Artists this year are Carol Harvey, Penelope Fulljames, Judith Yarrow, Jill Colchester, Jane Abbott, Caroline Chappell, Nic Vickery Brown, Maureen Gillespie
For more information about performance times and venue directions please check out http://chippingnortontheatre.com