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Childerley Own Events


Friday 14 July:   BOOK TICKETS HERE
Opera in the Long Barn, picnic interval in the gardens
Donizetti's The Elixir of Love - a Wild Arts Ensemble Production.

Musical Director  - Orlando Jopling,  Director - Guido Martin-Brandis,  Designer  - Sophie Lincoln

Gardens open from 4.30 pm.  Curtain up 6.30pm with 75-minute picnic interval.

Wander in the romantic gardens of Childerley Hall and then gather in Childerley’s beautiful 19th century Long Barn for a performance of Donizetti's much loved opera The Elixir of Love.

Wild Arts bring their trademark effervescent storytelling to one of the great Italian operas with this new production fully staged in costume with a chamber orchestra of eight players.  The sparkling comedy of the hapless Nemorino, hopelessly in love with the beautiful Adina, will be brought to life by an outstanding young cast of singers including rising star soprano Galina Averina.

Opera at close quarters, reimagined for modern ears. The score brims over with irrepressible mischief, great tunes and Donizetti’s effervescent ensembles and finales.

"A fine young cast excel, with engaging energy and superb singing." The Guardian on their 2022 production.

Childerley Gardens will be open for pre-performance and interval picnics.

Presented in conjunction with the Cambridge Summer Music Festival.

Tickets: £25, £40, £50, £65 plus booking fee
Box Office Opens Friday 12 May.  Buy Tickets here.

Thursday 20 July :  BOOK TICKETS HERE
Shakespeare in the Garden - a Castle Theatre Company, Durham production.
William Shakespeare's A Midsummer's Night Dream.  

Performance starts at 6.30 pm. gardens open from 5.30 pm.

One of Shakespeare's best loved comedies. When a quest for true love is thwarted by a hilarious series of enchantments-gone-wrong from a mystical fairy world, this charming play explores one hysterical night of chaos! 

Bring a rug and a picnic and enjoy a guaranteed evening of fun.

Durham University's Castle Theatre Company's annual summer Shakespeare tour, now in its fifth decade, has become a regular highlight for the many venues in the UK and the USA which host their lively and delightful performances.

What the Critics said of the 2022 Tour - The Comedy of Errors.

  • See this show if you possibly can! sparky, fun vivacious,; excellent performances and a really jolly production! Totally enthralling!

  • Such an hilarious and engaging production, even for people like me who sometimes struggle with Shakespeare!

Box Office now open:  Tickets £15/10 (Children under 12 free).  Buy Tickets here.
Tickets also available on the night at £18/£12.

Sunday 23 July:  BOOK TICKETS HERE
Late Afternoon Jazz with The Art Deco Trio in the Long Barn.

Gardens open from 3.30 pm.  Curtain up 4.30pm. 

Join us for an afternoon of classically-inspired jazz in the Long Barn. The Art Deco Trio performs a programme of legendary classics reworked with a jazz twist, along with popular Gershwin song arrangements. Combining the materials and textures of classical repertoire with the rhythms and harmonies of jazz, this concert features new versions of familiar works by Wagner, Elgar, Handel and many more. Dazzling and virtuosic arrangements are guaranteed to delight and entertain, including reworkings of The Ride of the Valkyries, The Flight of the Bumblebee, Land of Hope and Glory and Für Elise. Gershwin songs include I got rhythm and Summertime.

Piano - Iain Farrington, Saxophone - Kyle Horch, Clarinet -  Magdalenna Krstevska 

Gardens open from 3.30pm. Drinks bar open from 4pm.
Presented in conjunction with the Cambridge Summer Music Festival and in association with Cambridge Modern Jazz.

Tickets: £20, £26 plus booking fee
Box Office Opens Friday 12 May.  Buy Tickets Here.

General Information for all Events:

DIRECTIONS - CB23 8BA.  Don't rely on Satnav alone.  Make sure you approach from the St Neots Road (old A428) between Caldecote and Cambourne and refer to directional map.

PARKING - There is good parking for cars and bicycles.  On arrival, please follow the signage.

Dogs on leads welcome at garden open days but not at performances.

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