A summer of culture at Coughton Court

Enjoy film, theatre and family time at one of Warwickshire’s most beautiful homes, suggests Abi Cole.

Now that summer has finally arrived the team here are preparing for a season of superb outdoor events. Meanwhile, the lambs are romping in the field, the ducklings are playing ‘follow the leader’ on the lake and the roses in the walled garden are bursting into bloom.

 

Take a step back in time on Friday 5th July and meet Elizabeth Bennet, Jane Austen’s notorious heroine in the classic tale, Pride and Prejudice. The novel has been brought to life by awardwinning writer Laura Turner and will be performed by the popular Chapterhouse Theatre Company, now touring in their 20th year.

 

Two days later, try our annual village fete, held here in our beautiful grounds, with a range of foodie stalls, music and traditional games suitable for all the family. Admission to the gardens is free.

 

The Lord Chamberlain’s Men return on Friday 19th July with Shakespeare’s enchanting comedy, A Midsummer Night’s Dream. This award-winning, all male company perform Shakespeare as it would have been; in the open air, in full Elizabethan costume and with traditional music and dance.

 

In August The Summer Nights Film Festival will be joining us for the first time to show classic films in the grounds. Enjoy Bohemian Rhapsody on Friday 9th and Dirty Dancing on Saturday 10th.

 

All set against the beautiful backdrop of Coughton’s Tudor court, our events offer you the chance to gather everyone together for classic family entertainment. Don’t forget to bring your picnic!

 

 

Dates for your Diary:

 

Outdoor theatre: Pride and Prejudice

Fri 5 Jul, 6.30pm for a 7.30pm start. Enjoy the Chapterhouse Theatre Company and a picnic. Adult £16.80, child £10.50, family £42 (2A 2C)

 

Coughton village summer fete

Sat 13 Jul, 12noon-4pm. Stalls, games and competitions to raise money for local causes. Free entry to the gardens.

 

Outdoor theatre: A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Fri 19 Jul, 6.30pm for a 7.30pm start. Enjoy the Lord Chamberlain’s Men and a picnic. Adult £16.80, child £10.50, family £42 (2A 2C)

 

The Duck Race

Tue 23 Jul – Tues 27 Aug, 2pm-3pm. Sponsor a duck on our traditional duck race down the River Arrow, plus family games. Ducks for sale from 11am, £2.50.

 

Outdoor Cinema

Fri 9 Aug & Sat 10 Aug, 7pm-11pm. Enjoy a film and a picnic. Time subject to change. Adult £15.50, child £10.50 (under 12s), under 5s go free. Booking essential via http://summernightsfilm.co.uk

 

 

Box office - 0344 249 1895

 

www.nationaltrust.org.uk/coughtoncourt

Tel: 01789 400777

 

 

 

 

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