Children’s Theatre Comes To The Arches

Join us at the Arches, our outdoor theatre near Olney for some fantastic family fun this summer with ‘King Arthur’ and ‘The Jungle Book’. It's a great way to entertain the kids on a summer's afternoon ...

Kick off your summer holiday with The Last Baguette Theatre Company, who make their debut on our open-air stage with their hilarious hour-long stage adaptation of 'King Arthur' on Thursday 21st July at 4.30pm. 'King Arthur' is a fun and farcical family adventure directed by John Nicholson and written by Tiff Woodsmith.

Somewhere in Britain, a long time ago, a very, very, very long time ago. So, long ago that nobody quite knows whether it happened or not. Or where it happened or not. A boy pulled a sword from a stone and became King. A story of the old world, with knights, wizards, mist and magic.

This fun and farcical adventure is a deliberately anarchic and anachronistic re-telling of the Arthurian Legend with live music, physical comedy and lo-fi acrobatics. And some silly jokes. "The show is a real joy, delicious twinkle-in-the-eye humour to engage, entertain and delight people of all ages" says Richard Wolfenden-Brown, Director at The Plough Arts Centre

"Next up is The Jungle Book!"

Another brilliant children's production comes from a returning favourite, DOT Productions, with their own hour-long adaptation of Rudyard Kipling's 'The Jungle Book' on Sunday 21st August at 1pm. Join Mowgli, as Bagheera and Baloo help him on his journey through the jungle back to the man-village. Watch as they encounter the monkeys, run from Shere Khan the tiger, and get hypnotised by Kaa the snake.

It's a fun family show that takes you on a rollercoaster adventure and is brought to the stage by a cast of five actors, so this production is sure to entertain the smallest to the eldest of your wolf pack.

Visit our What's On page to book your tickets, pack up a picnic and enjoy before the show. We open the gates to our outdoor theatre The Arches 90-minutes before the performance, which gives you time to come down with a homemade picnic and enjoy it with friends in our peaceful parkland before the show starts.

For more information on how to find us, what to expect and more, please take a look at the Your Visit section of our website and we hope to see you with us this summer.


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