Outstanding outdoor theatre – summer 2017

Come and enjoy wonderful evening theatre performances at the Museum. With performances of Billionaire Boy, The Secret Garden and The Taming of the Shrew, there’s something for everyone!

The Taming of the Shrew

Friday 21 July 2017. Doors open 6.30pm. Performance begins 7.00pm. Recommended age: 8+ years.

You are invited to Heartbreak Productions’ 1928 Fete of Misrule to enjoy an open air performance of The Taming of the Shrew in a beautiful setting. Everyone wants to marry Bianca, Kate’s younger sister, but no suitor can be found for Kate who must be married before her sister. Enter Petruchio – a gamester on the make – who surprises them both with the most unconventional courtship in English literature.

Tickets are £12 for adults, £8 for children (aged 5-15 years), or £35 for two adults and two children. Please note that we cannot offer refunds for this production.

Find out more here or book your tickets to The Taming of the Shrew online here.

The Secret Garden

Tuesday 1 August. Doors open 5.30pm. Performance begins 6.00pm. Recommended age: 6+ years.

Midsummer, on the Yorkshire moors, the sour Mary Lennox is finding her feet in a new place. Her stubborn curiosity leads her down a garden path to a locked door, overgrown and forgotten. Behind the door, this secret garden holds the restorative magic that will bring hope, kindness and love back to the Misselthwaite Estate.

Tickets are £12 for adults, £8 for children (aged 5-15 years), or £35 for two adults and two children. Please note that we cannot offer refunds for this production.

Find out more or book your tickets to The Secret Garden here.

Billionaire Boy

Sunday 27 August 2017. Doors open 5.30pm. Performance begins 6.00pm. Recommended age: 7+ years.

Mr Spud has lost all his money. Not much… just a few billion pounds! Heartbreak Productions, Mr Spud and his son, Joe, would like to invite you to a garage sale (they used to own 500 garages) where they will be selling their final belongings to raise some money to buy food. The Formula 1 racing car has already been taken by the bailiffs, but there might be something interesting left.

Bring your picnics, blankets and fold-up chairs to the helicopter pad outside at Bumfresh Towers to hear the story of how Mr Spud made his billions, lost it all and how Joe became the richest boy in the world.

Tickets are £12 for adults, £8 for children, or £35 for two adults and two children. Please note that we cannot offer refunds for this production.

Find out more or book your tickets to Billionaire Boy online here.

Information for visitors

You are welcome to bring a picnic and enjoy your own refreshments. The Museum’s café will be open before the performance and during the interval for you to buy drinks and snacks.

Please bring your own low-backed seating or rugs as seating is not provided. The performance is not under cover so it is advisable to come prepared for all types of weather. The production company will perform in all but the worst of weathers and refunds will not be given should it rain.

Thank you for your support

The Museum is a registered charity and all profits help us to maintain our collection of rescued rural buildings and the Museum site. We hope that you can join us for one (or more!) of these wonderful productions this summer.