Hat trick of high drama at the Lady of the North

Hat trick of high drama at the Lady of the North

There’s going to be high drama at Northumberlandia this August as Northumberland Wildlife Trust hosts three outdoor theatre performances - all part of the site’s getting back to normal.

After a break last year due to covid restrictions, The Handlebards, (the pedalling, touring theatre company), all female-troupe are cycling back to Northumberlandia on Friday 13th August for a bicycle powered production of Shakespeare’s ‘Macbeth’.

Handlebards Macbeth

Doors for this performance open at 6:00pm, but from 7:00pm - 9:00pm, forget the tears, tragedy and drama, this production of Macbeth is a frantic, delirious, full-of-beans show like you’ve never seen before.

Or for our younger supporters, how about a bit of humour courtesy of David Walliams?

Mr Stink - Heartbreak

On Saturday 21st August, between 6:00pm and 8:00pm (doors open at 5:00pm) why not join Heartbreak Productions for David Walliams’ best seller Mr Stink on the outdoor stage - all under the watchful eye of the Lady herself?

With tickets starting from £10, the audience is invited to join the gang to celebrate Annabelle’s 10th birthday, hosted by everyone’s favourite MP candidate, Janet Crumb!

Almost everyone is welcome… that is, everyone apart from 12 year old Chloe Crumb, her particularly smelly new friend, Mr Stink and his dog the Duchess.

United in a friendship that takes them to the heady heights of live television and Downing Street via a garden shed, it really is a performance packed with fun, humour and a heart-warming message not to be missed.

Anybody not wanting to attend the Mr Stink or Handlebards performances, as they tend to get a bit peckish half way through, then the dream performance awaits them on Saturday 28 August.

Slapstick Earnest

Between 7:00pm and 9:00pm, everybody is invited to The Importance of Being Earnest Slapstick Picnic, when the wildlife charity will be asking the audience to prepare to witness the impossible - the entire Oscar Wilde’s classic play of manners, affairs and handbags being performed by just two rather dashing entertainers.

From the Slapstick Productions, the sister company of The HandleBards comes a fantastically wild(e) new production which rips up the rule book and celebrates silliness - just what everybody needs right now.

Doors open at 6pm, so bring a picnic, marvel at the beautiful surroundings and enjoy the brilliant performance. Chairs, picnic tables, blankets and any other low level accessories are welcome.

But break a leg as they say in Theatreland and visit www.nwt.org.uk/events for more details or to secure a ticket.

In the event of rain at any of the productions don't take umbrellas as they block sight-lines for other audience members. Ponchos and raincoats are just as fetching, so wear those instead.