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Enjoy an outdoor Shakespeare dining experience this month

Hira Desai

By Hira Desai First Published 11 August 2020, Last Updated 11 August 2020

Summer is about to get a little more exciting because Olivier Award-winning producer Matthew Gale and award-winning director Helen Tennison will be presenting an original open-air theatre evening from Thursday 20 August – Sunday 23 August in Northwood, just outside of London.

Audience members will enjoy some of the most romantic sonnets written by Shakespeare along with a number of scenes from Falstaff and the Merry Wives, Oberon, Titania, the mischievous Puck and Bottom, and sparring lovers Beatrice and Benedict, all of which will be performed in an enchanting setting overlooking the magnificent vista of the 60 acre Holland and Holland Shooting Grounds.

And it gets even better… Ticketholders will also enjoy a 3-course fine dining menu with seasonal British ingredients from Head Chef Joshua Hunter along with a complimentary glass of Chapel down sparkling Bacchus 2019, served on arrival.

Matthew Gale said: “At a time when theatres are closed across the whole country we are grateful to Holland and Holland to give artists and audiences the opportunity to share the unique experience of live theatre, and I hope – in the words of the great poet Alexander Pope – “to touch the soul with tender strokes of art.”

Helen Tennison said:  “The moment I entered the beautiful grounds I was struck by the peaceful atmosphere and felt compelled to create this evening”

Ensuring your safety is a priority, the Holland and Holland Shooting Grounds has been certified fully compliant with all relevant COVID-secure government guidelines, including temperature checks on arrival, deep cleaning between sittings and hand sanitizer stations for guests. The large tables will seat between 4 – 6 people, and up to six households are permitted to share each one.

To book tickets for this magical Shakespearean evening of romance and comedy and delightful cuisine, email sgbookings@hollandandholland.com or call 01923 825 349

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