Join us for two nights in the beautiful parkland setting of Coombe Abbey Hotel with a two night stay in August. On our first evening we will have dinner at the Waterside Restaurant of the Royal Shakespeare Theatre and a performance of their new production of As You Like It. On the following evening we dine in the Orangerie at Kilworth House Hotel before taking our seats for the multi Toni winning musical Hairspray in the unique setting of their open-air (but fully covered!) theatre, idyllically situated in a wooded glade.
The schedule will be:
Wednesday 2nd August – Coach travel from the northwest to Coombe Abbey and check in for two nights. Late afternoon transfer (40 minutes) to Stratford for two course pre-performance meal with wine. Performance at 715pm – 30 minute interval and ends around 10pm transfer back to hotel. Our seating in the Royal Shakespeare Theatre is in the premium stalls.
Thursday 3rd August – Breakfast at the hotel and majority of the day free to enjoy the lake and parkland setting of Coombe Abbey. We depart late afternoon for the 35 minute transfer to the Kilworth Estate and enjoy our 3 course pre-performance dinner with wine in the beautiful setting of the Orangerie. We make our way down to the wodland setting of their summer theatre for perhaps the 'ultimate feel-good' musical Hairspray.
Friday 4th August - After breakfast we will leave the hotel around 1030am and pay a visit to the beautiful Edwardian Arts & Crafts Movement house and gardens at Winterbourne House before heading back to the northwest.
About the new RSC production of As You Like It
In Director Omar Elerian’s playful new take, a company of veteran RSC actors perform one of Shakespeare’s most joyous tales. On a stage transformed into a simple rehearsal room, the actors gather to conjure the memory of a long gone show, celebrating the magic of theatre and its unique power to make our imagination soar. They’ve all taken part in As You Like It before, but never like this. Anything goes in this playground, where nothing is as it seems, and time disappears in a forest of make believe. An extraordinary cast will play every role in this ode to young love, old age, and theatre itself.
About Hairspray at Kilworth
The 1950s are out, and change is in the air! Hairspray, winner of eight Tony Awards, including Best Musical and nominated for 11 Olivier awards, is a family-friendly musical, piled bouffant-high with laughter, romance, and deliriously tuneful songs.
It’s 1962 in Baltimore, and the lovable plus-size teen, Tracy Turnblad, has only one desire – to dance on the popular “Corny Collins Show.” When her dream comes true, Tracy is transformed from social outcast to sudden star. She must use her newfound power to dethrone the reigning Teen Queen, win the affections of heartthrob, Link Larkin, and integrate a TV network… all without denting her ‘do!
This feel-good family musical is filled with show-stopping numbers that are guaranteed to get you tapping your feet and shimmying in your seat!
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