Friday 1 July and Saturday 2 July, 7.30pm, picnics from 6pm
Richmond’s fabulous professional touring company, North Country Theatre, have delighted audiences for 20 years with their creative productions. To celebrate this milestone, Nobby Dimon directs his first Shakespeare play, Twelfth Night. Kiplin Hall hosts 2 outdoor performances of this hugely popular comedy, on this occasion moved to the 1930s’ Riviera and the mysterious Mediterranean principality of Illyria, home of the idle rich.
Eight professional actors who have worked with the company over the years play Shakespeare’s characters: Vivienne Garnett, Mark Cronfield, Tom Frere, Simon Kirk, Liam McCormick, Susan Jinks, Amelia Newbould and Martin Dower. Nobby Dimon plays Malvolio in his famous cross-gartered yellow stockings, while Shep the Dog will appear as himself.
A ukele band provides the music for Shakespeare’s songs, set to well-known 1930s’ tunes by musician Dave Harris.
Twelfth Night takes place on Friday 1st and Saturday 2nd July in our beautiful grounds. Gates open at 6pm and the play starts at 7.30. Bring chairs and a picnic, and perhaps a bottle of something sparkling, and join North Country Theatre for a hilarious and innovative adaptation of one of the Bard’s most delightful comedies.
Advance tickets: Adult, £12; Child under 16, £8; on the Gate: Adult £15, Child under 16, £10. Please book on 01748 8181878 or email firstname.lastname@example.org, or through northcountrytheatre.com
Tea, coffee and cakes on sale during the interval.
Bar selling wine, beer and soft drinks before the play and during the interval.
Sunday 10 July, 2 - 5pm
FREE with admission to the grounds.
Members of Northallerton Caledonian Society dance in the grounds.
School's Out for Summer
FREE with admission - activities for children throughout the summer holidays.
Normal opening times and prices apply.
Gardens and Tea Room, Saturday - Wednesday, 10am - 5pm
Hall, Saturday - Wednesday, 11am - 5pm
Thursday, 4 August, 7.30pm, picnics from 6pm
Theatre by the Lake
The Pantaloons' cast of just 5 actors presents every one of geoffrey Chaucer's timeless tales in under 2 hours.
Join the pilgrims for puppetry, music and magic, talking chickens and burnt bottoms!
Fast-paced, physical and funny, the show is pure medieval mayhem for the whole family.
"Dazzlingly daft" - The Stage
Tickets: Adult £12.50, Child £8
How to Create the Perfect Herbaceous Border
Starting from scratch, Head Gardener, Chris Baker, will guide you through making your borders bloom.
Chris explains how to create the perfect border for all year colour, looking at design, structure and preparation for spring planting.
The workshop will be held in the Hall and participants will have an opportunity to look around the gardens to see how Chris has planned and planted the restored Kiplin gardens.
The workshop is limited to 25 places.
Tickets are £19.50 per person, including coffee and cake.
Please bring a packed lunch.
To book please telephone 01748 818178 or email email@example.com
Art through the Ages in an English Country House
The 18th Century
What sort of paintings were seen in an English country house? How did they differ each century in terms of style and content?
Art historian, Sandra Pollard, introduces art from the 18th century in this interesting lecture, linking them to the many paintings that hang at Kiplin Hall.
Sandra Pollard, B.A., M.A., is an experienced freelance lecturer for NADFAS and the Art Fund.
£20 per person per talk
Other Talks in the Series
Tuesday 28 June - The 17th Century
Tuesday 18 October - The 19th Century
Coffee/tea and cake, plus admission to the Hall in the afternoon are included in the price.
Lecture 10.30am - 12.30pm.
Lunch is served in the Tea Room until 2pm.
Booking for these talks is advisable, but there may be places left at the last minute, so do call to enquire - 01748 818178