If you want to know where Bath’s only open-air theatre festival is being held, over the coming weeks, then look no further than the Holburne Museum where you can enjoy family-themed entertainment through to August 5th.
Took myself down there last night for an opening ‘gala event’ to launch the two-week-long programme.
As the publicity blurb says, the line-up features ‘a whole host of events from children’s theatre to cabaret and slapstick to Shakespeare. There’s something for everyone.’
There’s on-site refreshments and a bar – plus you can hire a deckchair. You are welcome to bring your own seating and picnics and blankets.
The opening production featured Impromptu Shakespeare where the audience suggests the plot and the company get down to an hilarious improvisation. My only criticism is that radio mikes would have helped us at the back catch every word!
The man behind it all is Matt Emeny – who did his own drama degree at Bath Spa University and wants to see this annual event grow and grow.
We popped into the Holburne for a quick chat about the festival’s origins and where he thinks it might be going in the future!