Robin and his Merry Men to visit Astley Park

The Cambridge Touring Theatre company is coming to Astley Park this weekend
The Cambridge Touring Theatre company is coming to Astley Park this weekend

Astley Park’s Walled Garden is set for another transformation this weekend as a classic story is brought to life as part of Chorley Council’s second outdoor theatre event of the year.

Chorley Council is bringing the Cambridge Touring Theatre company to the beautiful surroundings of Astley Park to perform its hilarious adaption of Robin Hood – The Musical on Sunday, August 16.

Watch as Robin Hood and his merry men take on the Sheriff of Nottingham while singing and dancing to win the heart of the fair Maid Marian.

Coun Peter Wilson, the deputy leader of Chorley Council, said: “Theatre in the Park performances are always great events with a brilliant atmosphere and we’re delighted to have Cambridge Touring Theatre coming to Astley Park to perform Robin Hood – The Musical. The show has had excellent reviews with many people commenting on how funny it is, plus the actors will be doing a special drama workshop in Astley Coach House for children before it starts.

“Tickets for the show and the drama workshop need to be booked in advance but are selling fast.

“Therefore if you and your family would like to enjoy entertaining theatre in the beautiful surroundings of Astley Park’s Walled Garden, visit chorley.gov.uk to book your tickets now.”

The gates for the performance will open at 3.30pm with the drama workshop starting at 4pm and the show starting at 5pm.

People are invited to bring a picnic, blankets and low-backed chairs to sit on as seating is not provided.

Refreshments will also be served in Café Ambio until just after the interval.

The performance is suitable for children aged three and above.

Tickets are also on sale for the next Theatre in The Park event, which is Heartbreak Productions’ fantastic performance of Mr Stink on Saturday August 29.

To book your tickets for Mr Stink or Robin Hood visit chorley.gov.uk.