Two Events Take Centre Stage at The Old Palace
20th August 2013
The Old Palace in Lincoln is stepping into the limelight by staging two open-air theatre performances by Chapterhouse Theatre Company.
Jane Austen’s Sense & Sensibility and Kenneth Grahame’s The Wind in the Willows, both adapted by Laura Turner, will be performed in the garden of the hotel in Minster Yard.
“I’m really looking forward to the shows,” said Sonja Brockman, Manager of The Old Palace. “We’ve never really held anything like this at the hotel before so it will be an interesting experience. The two productions are aimed at different age groups so we have something for everyone from the very young to the very old!”
Chapterhouse Theatre Company performs at over 140 different locations around Great Britain, Northern Ireland and Ireland for their garden theatre season every year but it’s the first time they’ve performed at The Old Palace.
Producer Richard Main said: "We are thrilled to be performing two of our best-loved shows at what is one of Lincoln's most lovely secret treasures. The garden at The Old Palace is not only beautiful, but it has the most breathtaking views across the city. It also has an intimacy that most of the larger venues we play at don't have, which I believe will make it an extra special experience for us and the people who come to see us."
Sense & Sensibility will be performed on Sunday 1st September at 6pm followed by The Wind in the Willows on Sunday 8th September at 3pm.
Performances cost £12 for adults, £8 for children and £36 for a family (two adults and two children.) There is also an extra discount of 10% on The Wind in the Willows for parties of 10 or more people.
If you would like to book tickets for either of the performances, please call The Old Palace on (01522) 580000, Lincoln Drill Hall on (01522) 873891 or Lincoln Visitor Centre on (01522) 545458.
Visitors should bring rugs or low-backed seating to the events and refreshments will be available from the hotel. The plays will carry on in bad weather unless it becomes impossible to continue, so people are advised to come prepared!
For Sense and Sensibility, the gates will open at 5pm and the play will last two hours, plus an intermission. Spectators can have dinner at The Old Palace’s restaurant before or after the performance.
The Wind in the Willows is aimed primarily at families and so is on at the earlier time of 3pm. It will last one hour and 40 minutes, plus an intermission. For this event you can buy tickets online at seetickets.com.
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