Open air theatre

Snow White
Snow White

Chapterhouse Theatre Company is returning to Castle Kennedy Gardens this month as part of their tour of the UK and Ireland. In a season of magical, mysterious and romantic characters, Chapterhouse is performing some of the best-loved stories of literature. They pride themselves on producing accessible, traditional but innovative shows that have entertained thousands of theatre goers throughout the UK and Ireland.

Chapterhouse Theatre Company enters its 12th season of touring open-air theatre at some of the most beautiful country houses, castles and heritage sites across the UK and Ireland.

Later this month the Chapterhouse Theatre Company will perform Snow White, everyone’s favourite fairy tale at Castle Kennedy Gardens on Wednesday, July 20 at 5.30pm. Written by Laura Turner, children and adults alike will adore this lovely new adaptation of such a familiar story. Snow White is a lovely traditional fun filled show where six 1940s’ children decide to perform their own version of the tale one hot summer’s afternoon. Join the children and their special friend Milky-White the cow and a host of woodland creatures for a wonderful afternoon’s entertainment – and don’t forget to come in fancy dress for the Fairytale Parade during the interval!

The following month the cast will perform Jane Austen’s Sense and Sensibility at the same venue on August 10 at 7pm. Written again by Laura Turner and adapted from Austen’s famous novel, join Chapterhouse Theatre Company for an evening of Regency wonderment as Elinor and Marianne Dashwood make their first forays into the excitingly decadent world of eighteenth-century high society. Follow the sisters as they fall in love, make mistakes and experience heartbreak for the first time in their quest to find a balance between sense and sensibility.

These two productions promise to be two of the finest evenings entertainment the summer has to offer.

Grounds open for picnics from 4.30pm. Light refreshments will be available. Free parking. Please bring your own rugs or low-backed seating and insect repellent.

Tickets and information from Castle Kennedy 01581 400225; See Tickets 0871 2200260 www.seetickets.com; Stranraer VisitScotland Information Centre 01776 702595 or all at VisitScotland TIC’s in Dumfries and Galloway.