Adapted by Oliver Gray
Fri 2 June 2.30pm
Anne Boleyn’s Walk
From the earliest ballads of Robin Hood, some pre-dating Chaucer, Illyria has created a fast-moving, fun-packed family show.
While good King Richard is away fighting the crusades, his friend Robert Fitzooth, under the assumed name of Robin Hood, resolves to relieve corrupt landowners of their wealth, to ruin the inept Sheriff of Nottingham and to do all he can to prevent the power-mad Prince John from seizing the throne.
Featuring tales of camaraderie, good against evil, swashbuckling action and riotous comedy, this remains one of Illyria’s most popular ever titles. You’ll definitely laugh, you’ll probably cry – and if you’re not cheering at the archery competition involving the entire audience then you must be dead. We also guarantee you will learn new uses for the phrase “Don’t Do This At Home.”
Running time: 1hr 50mins (including 20 min interval)
Suitable for ages 5+ (younger children also welcome!)
Illyria was created in 1991, and ever since has delighted audiences the length and breadth of the UK, and in the Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland, France, the United States and Canada.
Illyria has also won four international “Best Performance” awards and attracted numerous “5-star” and “Critics’ Choice” reviews for the lively clarity of its approach to Shakespeare’s plays, the high quality of its shows for Families and the refreshing originality of its English classics adaptations and Gilbert & Sullivan performances.
Illyria’s mission is simply stated: To create a varied programme of outstandingly enjoyable theatre and to make it available for everyone to see.
Illyria has given more performances to more people across a wider area than any other open air touring theatre company, its presence dominates the sector and its standards set the bar high. Illyria works closely with the Equity to ensure that all its actors are paid a fair living wage and treated with the respect and dignity they deserve.
|Discounted Joint Theatre and Garden Ticket ADULT||£27.00|
|Discounted Joint Theatre and Garden Ticket CHILD (under 15)||£21.90|
|Standard Ticket FESTIVAL FRIENDS||£12.60|
|Standard Ticket HEVER CASTLE & GOLF CLUB MEMBERS||£12.60|
Anne Boleyn’s Woodland Walk
Come prepared for the weather in this dappled woodland glade. You can bring your own seats, beanbags, rugs etc. along with your picnic. Choose where you would like to sit when you arrive, you will view the performance from there whilst enjoying your picnic.
Ice cream will be available on the lawn and The Guthrie Pavilion will be open for drinks and snacks.
Please note: umbrellas are welcome if required, gazebo’s are not. You are welcome to stay in the gardens after the performance until the Castle closes for the day.
Please check our access page for further information.