We Happy Few: book now!

The Horncastle Theatre Company’s next production is billed as a comedy drama. It’s about an all-female theatre company touring Britain during the darkest days of World War Two, written by a well-known actress and premiered in the West End. The well-known actress is Imogen Stubbs (Lady Nunn) and the play is directed by the indefatigable Penny Holland. You can catch it on the 18th, 19th, 20th and 21st July, 7.30 pm at the Lion Theatre. Booking: Horncastle Music Shop (01507 526 566) or On Line. Tickets: £7 (Concessions £6)

The play is inspired by the real-life Osiris Players, whose travelling productions during the war inspired many to take up the profession – Judi Dench to name but one.

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Count Arthur Strong comes to Lincoln

photo courtesy of Count Arthur Strong himselfIf you’re a Count Arthur Strong fan, you’ll be glad to hear he’s on stage in Lincoln for one night only with his new show “The Sound of Mucus”. It’s at the New Theatre Royal on March 2nd at 8pm. and you can book online here.

If you know Arthur from his  BBC radio or TV shows you know what to expect, but if not here’s a taster:

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Satire, apples, Lancasters and gardens

Some more suggestions for things to do within easy traveling distance from Woodhall Spa in the near future:




The Horncastle Theatre Company is proud to present Yes, Prime Minister, by Antony Jay and Jonathan Lynn, directed by David Ireland, at the Lion Theatre, Bull Ring, Horncastle, Lincolnshire LN9 5HT from Wednesday 28 September to Saturday 1 October.

With the country on the brink of financial meltdown the PM is staring disaster in the face with his only apparent salvation in a morally dubious deal with the Foreign Minister of Kumranistan. Will Jim Hacker and his team of advisors be able to rescue the country from the edge? This amateur production is presented by arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH LTD. Continue reading

Gunby Hall Autumn update

This year more than 28,000 visitors have passed through the entrance archway at Gunby Hall, and there are still two months to go before the house closes for the winter. As the leaves on the Gunby trees turn gold, plans are in hand for next year, including two more open air theatre performances by Chapterhouse productions, Peter Pan and the Railway Children, dates to be confirmed.

But before then, on Sunday 13 September, the house and gardens will be open completely for free once more as part of the heritage open day weekend which takes place throughout England. Continue reading

On a lawn near you – Sherlock Holmes and Jane Austen

The versatile Chapterhouse Theatre Company are returning to our patch this summer with outdoor performances at Gunby Hall and the Petwood Hotel.


On Saturday July 11 at 7pm you can open up the Casebook of Sherlock Holmes at Gunby Hall, and on Sunday August 23 at 6.30pm the troupe will be presenting their adaptation of “Pride and Prejudice” on the lawn here at the Petwood Hotel. You can book both shows online using these links.

prideandprejudice_150Based in Lincoln, the Chapterhouse Theatre Company was launched in 1999 with the aim of bringing some of theatre and literature’s most loved works to audiences across the UK and Ireland. Continue reading