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Musicals in the Park - 24th & 25th July

Musicals in the Park
Saturday 24th July (2.30pm & 7pm) and Sunday 25th July (2.30pm & 7pm)


Following sell out shows in 2020, Musicals In the Park is back with a brand new show for 2021!

Musicals In The Park is a high energy musical concert performed in beautiful outdoor settings.

Featuring a huge selection of songs from hit musicals, the show is an uplifting, fun-filled experience for all the family! The slick, fast-paced choreography and incredible vocals by our talented cast of West End performers are sure to have you singing and dancing along. 

Our jammed pack set list features upbeat musical favourites, pop and rock anthems and beautiful ballads from a range of both classic and modern musicals.

Come and celebrate live theatre and the joy of musicals with us in our beautiful socially distanced and covid secure setting!

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The Hound Of The Baskervilles - 14th August

The Hound Of The Baskervilles
Saturday 14th August 7.30pm


British Touring Shakespeare presents 'The Hound Of The Baskervilles' By Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Adapted for the stage and directed by Andrew Hobbs
 
Following on from their hugely successful 2020 summer season of The Two Gentlemen Of Verona, which was among the first socially distanced live performances to go ahead in the UK after the country was plunged into lockdown by the pandemic, British Touring Shakespeare are excited to bring their renowned strengths of energy and accessibility to a brand new adaptation of this well loved mystery.

Following the death of Sir Charles Baskerville in mysterious circumstances, the family doctor James Mortimer comes to seek the help of world famous detective Sherlock Holmes and his trusty assistant Dr Watson in ensuring the safety of the last of the family line as he moves into his ancestral home on Dartmoor. Can Holmes and Watson get to the bottom of the legend of the fiendish hound that is said to haunt the Baskerville family before it is too late?

This innovative production of this classic tale will make for an unforgettable evening of open air theatre that promises to enthral audiences of all ages.

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ABBA Sensation - 20th August

ABBA Sensation
Friday 20th August 8.15pm


Widely considered to be one of the best ever Abba Tribute Acts, they play to packed theatres and festivals throughout Europe. A stunning stage show, which combines costume changes, lighting effects and a faithful reproduction of the Abba sound.

A great evening’s entertainment is guaranteed for all age ranges.

The band love audience participation, so you can sing along, clap or even get up and dance.  If however you are ‘too posh’ to join in, then no problem, just rattle your jewellery!!! 

Please note, this bands concerts tend to sell out very quickly, so please book your tickets as soon as possible for a great night out.

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Twelfth Night - The Wet Mariners - 21st August

Twelfth Night - The Wet Mariners
Saturday 21st August 3pm & 7pm


We are delighted to have the incredible Wet Mariners back on our outdoor stage for the fourth year running! They have certainly become firm favourites at The Arches.

In their own words, The Wet Mariners are: “A Shakespeare theatre troupe that pop up in the countryside to mess around with the audience and tell stories. Actor led, no director, just words and play.”

This year they are performing Shakespeare’s ‘Twelfth Night’ - a hilarious yet heart-breaking tale.

Twins Viola and Sebastian are separated following a shipwreck and are forced to survive alone on a new land. Filled with intertwining plots and a whirlwind of mistaken identity and unrequited love, this fast-paced romantic play is just perfect for this professional troupe.

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Jane Eyre - DOT Productions - 22nd August

Jane Eyre - DOT Productions
Sunday 22nd August 5pm


Charlotte Bronte’s masterpiece is brought vividly to life in this new stage adaptation. From the cruelty of Jane’s life as a child to the passions and mysterious secrets of her adult life, this is the story Jane Eyre, an orphan with no love or family. Only the spirit to endure and grow into a strong and independent women.

DOT Productions return in their 12th year of touring with another adaptation of a well-loved English classic. Charlotte Bronte’s bold and enduring novel is full of gothic drama and heart wrenching choices that translate onto the stage in a powerful production played out by 5 actors that is not to be missed!

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Ripping Yarns - Milton Keynes Theatre of Comedy - 26th - 28th August

Ripping Yarns - Milton Keynes Theatre of Comedy (MKTOC)
Thursday 26th (7.30pm), Friday 27th (7.30pm) and Saturday 28th August (2pm & 6pm)


MKTOC is staging 3 more of these daft stories in the atmospheric, open air setting of the Arches Theatre.

‘Tomkinson’s Schooldays’: New boy Tomkinson struggles to adjust to the horrors of boarding school and dreams of escape back to his family…

‘Golden Gordon’: Barestoneworth United FC’s greatest fan, Gordon Ottershaw comes to the rescue of the failing club in a crucial match against Denley Moor FC…

‘Escape from Stalag Luft 112B’: Major Phipps, celebrated WWI escaper, attempts to break out of the infamous German POW camp…

This production, by kind permission of Michael Palin and the late Terry Jones’ wife, Alison,  will be donating all profits to the National Brain Appeal – a dementia charity. 

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