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Bowhill House lifts the curtain on August theatre programme

Monday, 05 August 2019

Borders Youth Theatre is set to launch the summer theatre programme at Bowhill House and Grounds next month.

The outdoor performance of ‘Alice Through the Looking Glass’ will take place on Thursday 1 August from 6.30pm. Guests are encouraged to bring picnic blankets to watch the imaginative tale with the magnificent country home of the Duke and Duchess of Buccleuch as a backdrop to the show.

The Youth Theatre performance is an adaptation of the classic Lewis Carroll novel, which has been written and directed by John Haswell and assisted by Oli Bisset.

Tickets for ‘Alice Through the Looking Glass’ can be purchased from Bowhill or by emailing info@bordersyouththeatre.co.uk. They cost £7 for over 16s, £5 for concessions and £20 for a family pass (two adults, two children). 

Later in the month, the intimate theatre at Bowhill House and Grounds will host Clydebuilt Puppet Theatre’s rendition of ‘Three Bears’ – a show to entertain audiences of all ages.

Suitable for children aged 3-7, this puppet tale will explore the childhood favourite of ‘Goldilocks and the Three Bears’ through Steve who bakes and uses kitchen implements to tell the story.

Tickets for ‘Clydebuilt Puppet Theatre: Three Bears’ can be purchased from Bowhill and cost £8 for over 16s, £6 for children and £20 for a family pass (two adults, two children). 

Theatre fun continues into September at Bowhill as Handlebards returns to Selkirk for an outdoor Shakespearean show – Much Ado About Nothing. Taking place on Sunday 1 September from 6.30pm in Bowhill Gardens, the energetic Handlebards are set to entertain audiences with a comedic performance full of charm and wit.

Tickets costs £14 per adult and £10 for under 18’s and can be booked by calling 01750 22204.

Sarah Richardson, Visitor Services and Marketing Manager at Bowhill House and Grounds, said: “We love to host plays, performances and puppet shows here at Bowhill and we’ve got three brilliant events coming up.

“I’m sure the Borders Youth Theatre will put on a fantastic performance on the lawn and Clydebuilt Puppet Theatre and Handlebards always go down well with our visitors so we can’t wait to welcome them back.”

For more information or to book tickets call the team at Bowhill House on 01750 22204.

For more information on Bowhill, visit www.bowhillhouse.co.uk, or @BowhillHouse on Facebook and Instagram.