Tatton Old Hall becomes arts venue for the summer

Tatton Old Hall, the Cheshire stately home plays host this year to four productions with Gilbert and Sullivan’s The Pirate’s of the Penzance and Roald Dahl’s Fantastic Mr. Fox brought to the stage by Illyria the international touring company.

Mucho Ado About Nothing, the Shakespearean comedy will be presented by Theatre Set Up in the Great Hall while an adaptation of Cranford, an Elizabeth Gaskell novel will be put on by Chapterhouse Theatre Company. Mick Ricketts, Old Hall steward said they are looking forward towards the fantastic productions at the Old Hall this summer.

This historical site is a great setting for comic capers and high culture. Much Ado is already sold out so we suggest booking as soon as possible. Visitors can bring their own low back chairs and blankets for picnics for the open air performances and of course dress warmly, whatever the weather the performances will go on, safety of all permitting.

David Wood, children’s playwright, has adapted his production of Fantastic Mr. Fox for the stage telling the tale of the animal whose aim is to feed his family. He then finds himself against the likes of Bean, Bunce and Boggis the most ruthless and cruellest of all farmers who want to end his thievery.