Outdoor theatre continues

A Midsummer Night's Dream performed by Chapterhouse Theatre Company at Bolsover Castle

A Midsummer Night's Dream performed by Chapterhouse Theatre Company at Bolsover Castle

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Two more north Northumberland venues are to host a popular open air theatre company tonight and tomorrow evening.

Warkworth Castle and Doxford Hall will be treating visitors to productions by touring theatre company, Chapterhouse, which has been travelling across Northumberland this summer.

Tonight, visitors to Warkworth Castle will be greeted with a production of Pride and Prejudice. Meanwhile, Doxford Hall Hotel will play host to Shakespeare’s favourite romantic comedy, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, tomorrow evening.

Mark Booth, general manager of Doxford Hall, says: “The production promises a thrilling journey.

“Our gardens are to become a magical forest where star-crossed lovers, playful fairies and hilarious travelling players will accompany the picnics and champagne that the audience itself will supply.”

Chapterhouse Theatre promises Elizabethan costumes, a wonderful new musical score and enchanting woodland puppet creatures.

Its reputation as an established open-air theatre company puts it among the best in Britain.

Chapterhouse Theatre is based in Lincoln, and was formed as a vehicle for touring open-air productions of Shakespeare, under its director Richard Main, who is a jazz musician as well as an actor-director.

Its productions have been touring Northumberland throughout the summer months and this is the latest in the schedule.

The performance at Warkworth Castle starts at 7.30pm with doors opening at 6.45pm. Visit www.english-heritage.org.uk for tickets. The show at Doxford starts at 6.30pm, visit www.chapterhouse.org