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Drama from Austen to the Bard is on its way to Coughton Court

Correspondent 29th Jun, 2019

A SUMMER of drama is dawning at Coughton Court with a series of plays and films to enjoy.

Starting it all off are Chapterhouse Theatre Company on Friday, July 5, who are celebrating their 20th year of touring. Take a step back in time to meet Elizabeth Bennet, Jane Austen’s much-loved heroine.

When Lizzie meets the terse and abrupt Mr Darcy, she loathes him at first sight, but is there more to him than meets the eye?

Brought to life by award-winning writer Laura Turner, this adaptation has been a favourite of Chapterhouse audiences for years.

On Friday, July 19, The Lord Chamberlain’s Men arrive for a celebration of this particular group’s 15th birthday and an amazing 425 years since the original company was created.

They will be performing one of Shakespeare’s best-loved comedies, A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

Artistic director Peter Stickney said: “To reach our 15th birthday is no mean feat.

It is a testament to the great work of the many actors and creatives who have worked with us, but we truly couldn’t do any of this without the support of our wonderful venues and amazing audiences who make this such a joy.”

The summer of entertainment continues on Friday and Saturday, August 9 to 10 with two open air film shows.

Audiences are invited to bring a picnic for alfresco screenings of Bohemian Rhapsody and Dirty Dancing.

To book visit: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/coughton-court or call 01789 400777.

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