Open Air Theatre at Ordsall Hall
The Hall's gardens provide the perfect setting for a unique theatre experience, with the chance to purchase a picnic to enjoy during the play.
Gates open an hour before each event. Please feel free to bring your own chair(s) and refreshments. Alternatively, why not pre-order a picnic from us for just £7.95 (includes Fentimans traditional drink, salad pots, vegetarian tartlets, filled roll (v), gourmet crisps and a delicious slice of cake) in advance for collection on the night.
As You Like It
Thursday 20 July 2017, 6:30pm
Cost: £15.00, booking required
Join us in the gardens at Ordsall Hall as the all-female troupe from the amazing HandleBards return to perform their bicycle-powered production of Shakespeare's 'As You Like It!'
Rosalind and Orlando have been forced to exile in the Forest of Arden. As lovers, they become entangled in a bizarre game of lust, love and mistaken identity. In usual HandleBards style, expect riotous amounts of energy, a fair old whack of chaos, and a great deal of laughter!
A Midsummer Night's Dream
Thursday 10 August 2017, 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Cost: £15.00, booking required
Join us in the gardens at Ordsall Hall as the all-male troupe from the amazing HandleBards perform their bicycle-powered production of Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream!
Four young lovers find themselves enveloped in the dream-like arms of a magical forest full of sprites, where a feuding Fairy King and Queen are are war over the possession of an Indian boy. A group of amateur actors share the same forest. They're rehearsing for a play. Fairies and humans collide. Hilarity ensues.
In usual HandleBards style, expect riotous amounts of energy, a fair old whack of chaos, and a great deal of laughter.
The Smartest Giant in Town
Thursday 17 August 2017, 2:00pm
Cost: Tickets start from £8.00, booking required
Folksy Theatre present the much loved Julia Donaldson favourite, The Smartest Giant in Town in the gardens of Ordsall Hall.
George was the scruffiest giant in town. But one day, when he sees a shop stocking giant-size clothes, he decides it's time to update his image. With smart clothes, George is a new man. However, as he journeys home, he meets various animals who desperately need his help. George's kind heart and generosity take him on an adventure where he discovers that it's now how you look that's important but how you feel.
Folksy's musical adaptation of Julia Donaldson's wonderful book will be filled with puppetry, colourful characters and songs that will have you clapping and singing along!
Bring along your picnics, blankets, folding chairs and friends and family to enjoy this wonderful open-air production!
A Wild Walk - The Golden Thief
Sunday 20 August 2017, 11:00am
Cost: £8.00, booking required
Explorers, wanderers and daring adventurers - we want you!
Join us in the gardens of Ordsall Hall as theatre company Babbling Vagabonds take us on a Wild Walk theatre adventure to discover the rascal who has been stealing the King's golden apples. Pick your wits against riddlers, puzzle makers and a useless wolf to see if you can discover who is the Golden Thief!
This is a 'for all the family' event but it is an outside theatrical walk and will take about an hour to complete so please come prepared with good walking shoes, a rain coat and other outdoorsy things.