21st Century ABBA

The Theatre Chipping Norton has a packed schedule of Al Fresco events running throughout this summer, right up until the end of August, and set in some of the Cotswolds most beautiful locations.

And what a wonderful range of entertainment is being laid on, from opera and Shakespeare right through to Abba tribute bands and Oscar Wilde

  1. Start with London Django Collective on Wednesday July 27 at Merriscourt, near Chipping Norton. The troupe of young jazz musicians inject a youthful energy into the Gypsy jazz genre. Fresh from two sold-out concerts at Ronnie Scott’s and featuring violinist Matt Holborn, guitarists Harry Diplock, Kourosh Kanani and Robin Katz and double bassist Pete Thomas, there’s even a bar and onsite gourmet pizza kitchen, serving pizza, salads and desserts to enjoy. http:// https://www.chippingnortontheatre.com/whats-on/arbor-the-tree-rollright-stones
London Django Collective

2) The Importance Of Being Earnest, Kingham Hill School, August 5-6. Immersion Theatre present Oscar Wilde’s wittiest comedy. Join foppish bachelors Jack and Algernon on their latest Bunburying exploits replete with mistaken identities, icy women, trivial banter and of course, muffins! Prepare your cucumber sandwiches and spend the afternoon in the glorious sunshine enjoying one of literature’s most trivial comedies for serious people…there’ll be handbags at dawn! Pre-order deluxe picnic boxes from Feast Grazing, including afternoon tea options. https://www.chippingnortontheatre.com/whats-on/the-importance-of-being-earnest-kingham-hill-school

The Importance of Being Earnest

3) David Walliam’s Awful Auntie at Rangers Lawn at Cornbury Park on Wednesday August 10 or Heath Farm, Swerford on Thursday August 11. Adapted by Heartbreak Productions, is this truly thrilling tale of owls, ghosts, chases, escapes, motorcycle rides, and tiddlywinks fill Stella’s days as she evades her menacing Aunt and saves the family home. pre-ordering deluxe picnic boxes from Feast Grazing, including afternoon tea and children’s options. Age guide 7+ https://www.chippingnortontheatre.com/whats-on/awful-auntie-cornbury-park

4) Enjoy HMS Pinafore at Heath Farm, Swerford on August 13-14. One of the most popular Gilbert & Sullivan operas, due to its infectious tunes, well-constructed libretto with mirth and silliness. A tale of mismatched love across different social classes, climb aboard to find out and enjoy a feast of fun along the way from the quarterdeck of HMS Pinafore anchored in the harbour at Portsmouth. https://www.chippingnortontheatre.com/whats-on/hms-pinafore-heath-farm

5) 21st Century Abba at Cornbury Park on Sunday August 21. An evening of hit Abba songs from Waterloo, Mamma Mia, Take a Chance on Me, Super Trouper, 21st Century Abba faithfully recreates all the greatest hits of one of the world’s most famous group combining stunning vocals, live musicians, and glittering costumes. Gourmet Burgers and Fries available for purchase onsite from Ranch Burger. https://www.chippingnortontheatre.com/whats-on/21st-century-abba-cornbury-park

21st Century ABBA

6) A Midsummer Night’s Dream at Newbarn Farm on the Ditchley Estate, Charlbury on August 27-28. The Fairy Kingdom is at War. Oberon and Titania’s marital mayhem unleashes chaos on four young lovers with disastrous – and hilarious – consequences. In another part of the forest, a troupe of aspiring actors prepare for the most important night of their lives – a command performance before the Duke and Duchess and a night of madness, mayhem, magic, love and hilarity ensues… (don’t forget the donkey!) c/o The Duke’s Theatre Company, with live music, stunning design and theatrical magic. https://www.chippingnortontheatre.com/whats-on/a-midsummer-nights-dream-newbarn-farm

Midsummer Night’s Dream