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Open Bar Presents Shakespeare In The Garden

7:30pm - Saturday 6 July
The Bay Tree, Burford

The Tempest

This summer, soak up some Shakespeare in the Garden in the Cotswolds.

We are delighted to welcome back Open Bar this summer with their fantastic production of Shakespeare's "The Tempest”.

Dive into a world of enchantment and intrigue as Prospero, a powerful sorcerer, conjures storms and navigates revenge on a remote island. Join him on a journey of forgiveness, love, and discovery. With vibrant characters, supernatural elements, and timeless themes, 'The Tempest' is a captivating tale not to be missed. Immerse yourself in this theatrical masterpiece.

Rogue Opera Presents Opera In The Garden

7:30pm - Saturday 20 July
The Hare & Hounds, Westonbirt

Carmen – fiery, daring and uncompromising – meets José, a soldier with a past…

In a new interpretation of this famous classic, Rogue Opera brings Carmen to life for a modern audience, sung in French with a new English script. Rogue Opera’s four singers and amazing pianist deliver a show with all of the well-known music and drama in an engaging and original format. As the story unfolds, we follow the four main protagonists; Carmen, Josè, Escamillo and Micaëla, along with Captain Moralès, and the gypsies Frasquita and Dancaïre. The characters share their motivations and inner thoughts with the audience, bringing a fresh perspective and making it a fantastic experience for both opera connoisseurs and newcomers alike.

Carmen lives a bohemian life, seeking freedom outside of the law. José, drawn to Carmen and this unconventional world, is torn between love, duty and honour. Micaëla, the loyal and pious village girl, finds strength and courage as she tries to bring Josè back from his outlaw’s life. The charismatic bullfighter Escamillo is infatuated with Carmen, recognising a kindred spirit, while Moralès, the captain, embodies everything that the gypsies, Frasquita and Dancaire are not. Set against some of the most recognisable music in opera, Carmen is a serious and still-relevant examination of the restrictions of societal stereotypes, obsessive love and the struggle of a spirited woman striving for independence and choice.

Book your tickets and join us for an enchanting evening of opera in our garden.

Rogue Opera Presents Opera In The Garden

7:30pm - Sunday 21 July
The Manor House, Moreton

Carmen – fiery, daring and uncompromising – meets José, a soldier with a past…

In a new interpretation of this famous classic, Rogue Opera brings Carmen to life for a modern audience, sung in French with a new English script. Rogue Opera’s four singers and amazing pianist deliver a show with all of the well-known music and drama in an engaging and original format. As the story unfolds, we follow the four main protagonists; Carmen, Josè, Escamillo and Micaëla, along with Captain Moralès, and the gypsies Frasquita and Dancaïre. The characters share their motivations and inner thoughts with the audience, bringing a fresh perspective and making it a fantastic experience for both opera connoisseurs and newcomers alike.

Carmen lives a bohemian life, seeking freedom outside of the law. José, drawn to Carmen and this unconventional world, is torn between love, duty and honour. Micaëla, the loyal and pious village girl, finds strength and courage as she tries to bring Josè back from his outlaw’s life. The charismatic bullfighter Escamillo is infatuated with Carmen, recognising a kindred spirit, while Moralès, the captain, embodies everything that the gypsies, Frasquita and Dancaire are not. Set against some of the most recognisable music in opera, Carmen is a serious and still-relevant examination of the restrictions of societal stereotypes, obsessive love and the struggle of a spirited woman striving for independence and choice.

Book your tickets and join us for an enchanting evening of opera in our garden.

Open Bar Presents Shakespeare In The Garden

7:30pm - Sunday 11 August
The Hare & Hounds, Tetbury

Much Ado About Nothing

This summer, soak up some Shakespeare in the Garden in the Cotswolds.

We are delighted to welcome back Open Bar this summer with their fantastic production of Shakespeare's "Much Ado About Nothing”.

"Much Ado About Nothing" is a comedic play that revolves around themes of love, deception, and misunderstanding. The plot follows two pairs of lovers: Benedick and Beatrice, who engage in a battle of wits and stubbornness, and Claudio and Hero, whose romance is threatened by malicious schemes.

Rogue Opera Presents Opera In The Garden

7:30pm - Tuesday 13 August
The Bear of Rodborough, Stroud

Carmen – fiery, daring and uncompromising – meets José, a soldier with a past…

In a new interpretation of this famous classic, Rogue Opera brings Carmen to life for a modern audience, sung in French with a new English script. Rogue Opera’s four singers and amazing pianist deliver a show with all of the well-known music and drama in an engaging and original format. As the story unfolds, we follow the four main protagonists; Carmen, Josè, Escamillo and Micaëla, along with Captain Moralès, and the gypsies Frasquita and Dancaïre. The characters share their motivations and inner thoughts with the audience, bringing a fresh perspective and making it a fantastic experience for both opera connoisseurs and newcomers alike.

Carmen lives a bohemian life, seeking freedom outside of the law. José, drawn to Carmen and this unconventional world, is torn between love, duty and honour. Micaëla, the loyal and pious village girl, finds strength and courage as she tries to bring Josè back from his outlaw’s life. The charismatic bullfighter Escamillo is infatuated with Carmen, recognising a kindred spirit, while Moralès, the captain, embodies everything that the gypsies, Frasquita and Dancaire are not. Set against some of the most recognisable music in opera, Carmen is a serious and still-relevant examination of the restrictions of societal stereotypes, obsessive love and the struggle of a spirited woman striving for independence and choice.

Book your tickets and join us for an enchanting evening of opera in our garden.

Open Bar Presents Shakespeare In The Garden

7:30pm - Saturday 31 August and Sunday 1 September
The Bear of Rodborough, Stroud

Much Ado About Nothing

This summer, soak up some Shakespeare in the Garden in the Cotswolds.

We are delighted to welcome back Open Bar this summer with their fantastic production of Shakespeare's "Much Ado About Nothing”.

"Much Ado About Nothing" is a comedic play that revolves around themes of love, deception, and misunderstanding. The plot follows two pairs of lovers: Benedick and Beatrice, who engage in a battle of wits and stubbornness, and Claudio and Hero, whose romance is threatened by malicious schemes.

Open Bar Presents Shakespeare In The Garden

7:30pm - Monday 2 September
The Manor House, Moreton

Much Ado About Nothing

This summer, soak up some Shakespeare in the Garden in the Cotswolds.

We are delighted to welcome back Open Bar this summer with their fantastic production of Shakespeare's "Much Ado About Nothing”.

"Much Ado About Nothing" is a comedic play that revolves around themes of love, deception, and misunderstanding. The plot follows two pairs of lovers: Benedick and Beatrice, who engage in a battle of wits and stubbornness, and Claudio and Hero, whose romance is threatened by malicious schemes.