Tag: open air theatre

Wind in the Willows – summer theatre for kids

Meet Mole, Ratty, Badger and Toad and all the  Wild Wooders in this enchanting interactive production about selfless friendship.

Told with high energy, humour and audience participation by returning players The Cat’s Grin

From an idyllic riverside setting, through the snowbound Wild Wood via Mr Toad’s motoring misadventures to the final Battle for Toad Hall, a unique adaptation of Kenneth Grahame’s original book oozes with charm & wit. This family friendly interactive performance shimmers with big characters and big hearts. Just 70 minutes in length with lots of audience participation.

Suitable for 4 year olds and over. Three actors, multiple characters and one classic story that’s high in energy, humour and audience participation.

The Cat’s Grin Company from Kick in the Head Productions.

Bring your own chair or blankets. Some seats freely available

Ticket includes access to the Gardens

£6 over 7s (including adults), £4  3- 7 year olds, under 3s FREE

Tickets in advance or on the door


Old Herbaceous … tales from the Gardens Shed (theatre)

“Old Herbaceous is an hour and a half of sheer delight”. A one man show, Old Herbaceous himself guides us through the quietly twisting and turning story that is his life.

Old Herbert Pinnegar has spent his life as a gardener at ‘the big house’, he shares his memories with us, he potters around his garden shed sipping tea and potting plants. His story starts back before the Second World War we follow him from humble beginnings and travel right up until he is the old man in his garden shed. Visiting village fetes, first jobs, the Chelsea Flower Show and Torquay along the way.

Described as “Downton Abbey with gardening tips”

Kick in the Head Productions brings this charming tale to delight all gardeners to round off our special NGS and 35th anniversary day.

Tickets are in addition to Garden entrance.

Some seating available. Feel free to bring your own.

Picnics welcome



Alice in Wonderland – outdoor theatre

What does the Dodo do?  Just how mad are the Hare and the Hatter?

What makes the Caterpillar Grumpy and the Hedgehog Prickly? Questions are answered and answers are questioned in this deceptively simple, yet highly original re-telling of the Lewis Carroll classic. Hold tight for rolling heads, rocketing sneezes, skimming plates and darting jam Tarts. Three actors, multiple characters and one classic story that’s high in energy, humour and audience participation………and all the while the Cheshire Cat grinned from ear-to-ear. Great for 4years and upwards. From The Cat’s Grin Theatre company and Kick in the Head Productions  A mad ending to our Through the Looking Glass Easter holiday Tickets £6 (7years and over – including adults), £4 for (3- 7year olds)    

Midsummer Night’s Dream – the Crescent Theatre

In Athens preparations are being made for the marriage of the Duke, Theseus, and Hippolyta, Queen of the Amazons. Meanwhile, in a nearby enchanted forest, the feud between the Fairy King and Queen reaches a new crisis. Into their realm are drawn four young Athenian lovers and a group of amateur actors – and comic mayhem ensues.

Hugely funny and heart-warming, modern dress production of one of Shakespeare’s best loved and most enduring comedies.
What better place to see this magical Shakespeare place but in the Gardens…

“So we grew together,
Like to a double cherry, seeming parted,
But yet an union in partition,
Two lovely berries moulded on one stem.”

Some seating available. Feel free to bring your own, and a picnic. This is an outdoor production Please dress for the weather. Light refreshments available.
Tickets £10

Tickets from the Crescent theatre site  HERE , or by calling at the Gardens and on the gate.

This is one of 3 Shakespeare’s in the Gardens this Summer … buy a tickets for all 3 at £10 each (present your purchased tickets at the kiosk to get the difference refunded)