A lovely setting if the weather is good! Rather tiresome walk through woods from the Carpark if wet. If you can go early (and book) the 3 course dinner is good value in the pleasant restaurant. Not a gastronomic experience but a predictable choice of starters, a generous salad buffet and gataux type desserts and coffee. There is a picnic buffet option or take your own picnic Glyndebourne style. (Some nearby eateries also offer early suppers which guarentee you get to the performance in time,)
The theatre is covered, tho' the actors are not so lucky. It can get cold so take a blanket and a cushion. The programme changes annually, always including a Shakespeare or two. After a few years of mediocre productions this year I thought the standard of acting and direction was improved. It is perhaps unkind to suggest this is the result of casting rather younger actors in young parts. There was less need to suspend belief! Thecostumes are always good and the scenery and props designed to make best use of the limited arena.
This is an amateur outfit but must be one of the best in the country. Its always a pleasant night out
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