Theatre vagabonds walking on the wild side this summer!

24th July 2017

Families across Salford and Manchester will be able to join in with an exciting and unusual outdoor theatre adventure this summer.

Peak District based theatre company, Babbling Vagabonds are presenting a brand new show in the glorious gardens of Ordsall Hall in Salford on Sunday 20th August at 11am and 2pm. Their new outdoor production, A Wild Walk - The Golden Thief, is set to take audiences of all ages on a really wild walk.

Joint Artistic Director, Tara Saunders said:

“We call it adventure theatre. The audience is taken on an exciting walk around the venue, looking for clues and interacting with the characters they meet. The audience has to help a hapless prince to solve riddles and problems and find the thief. It’s a very interactive piece, using imaginative play to allow our audiences to take more of an active part in the story.”

“We wanted to create an adventure for all the family to join in with” added Tara. “So we have devised a really fun theatre experience for some of the wonderful spaces that we have in the gardens at Ordsall Hall.”

As the audience follows the adventure they encounter a cast of colourful characters and exciting scenes built into the landscape. The story involves an old king who sends his son on a quest to find the thief who has stolen his golden apple. The prince isn't very clever and needs help from a kind gardener and, of course, the audience who follow his journey.

This adventurous production promises to be a great way to get the whole family out into the great outdoors this summer.

To book

Tickets costs £8 per person and can be purchased via Eventbrite or by calling Ordsall Hall direct on 0161 872 0251. Performances will be held at 11am and 2pm.


For more information, interviews or photographs please contact Phil Coggins by calling 07970 596 782 or emailing

Babbling Vagabonds have been supported by the Arts Council of England who funded the initial research and development process in 2015. They have received funding to make this new version for 2017.

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