Third theatre night a sunny success

Lytham Hall has won warm praise as a venue for open air theatre from one of the country’s leading touring companies. For Illyria’s production of Gilbert and Sullivan’s Iolanthe over £900 worth of tickets were sold at the gate as playgoers flocked to the Hall on a beautiful evening. It was just the third night of a 35 date countrywide summer tour for Illyria and the reception delighted Edward Simpson who played The Lord Chancellor. “This was my third visit to Lytham Hall which has become one of my favourite venues. Conditions for acting and singing were exceptional with superb acoustics. The very attentive audience, including many children, together with the glorious sunshine combined to mak

Flower Power Fairs return to Lytham Hall

On Sunday 26th July 2015 the Flower Power Fair is back at Lytham Hall by popular demand. Flower power Fairs brings together some of the very best northern plant growers and specialists to offer quality British plants to the discerning gardener. This event offers an excellent opportunity to purchase plants to suit all gardens. From herbaceous perennials to alpines, shade loving hostas and ferns to succulents and peonies. All the nurseries take great pride in their plants and are more than willing to offer friendly advice to all. With the South Prospect Garden in the process of being returned from overgrown woodland to formal garden, this is a perfect time to visit Lytham Hall, see the change

The North’s number one outdoor cinema comes to Lytham Hall

Have a root in your dressing up box and dig out your feather boas, hair gel, fishnets, top hats and tails, leather jackets and pastel pinks. Pack your dancing shoes and singing voices for two nights of cinema parties under the stars. Picnic Cinema heads to Lytham Hall with cinema parties full of music and dance with screening of cult classic Grease (PG), Tues 4th August and Baz Luhrmann’s frenetic and vibrant Moulin Rouge (12A), Wed 5th August. Picnic Cinema is not just about great films, but also groovy music on the sound-system, fun and games before the film and camping in the grounds of some of the North’s most beautiful locations, Lytham Hall, an 18th Century Georgian country house being

Gilbert and Sullivan's Iolanthe

The Lord Chancellor, the Queen of the Fairies and Private Willis of the Grenadier Guards will all be on parade at Lytham Hall next Tuesday evening July 14 as Illyria stage the third play of the outdoor season, Gilbert and Sullivan’s Iolanthe. Gilbert and Sullivan's most magical comic opera is set half in Fairyland, half in Westminster. Written in 1878 its surprisingly topical and waspish satire pokes fun at Love, Class and The House of Lords, whilst many believe its sumptuous harmonies to be the most beautiful Sullivan wrote. Illyria will use a versatile cast of just six to bring Oliver Gray’s production to Lytham Hall at the start of a challenging tour which will see performances at 36 diff

Sun came out for second play of the season

Fortune and the sun smiled on the second outdoor play of the season at Lytham Hall. Heavy afternoon rain gave way just in time to a sunny evening as Illyria produced a most entertaining production of Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew in front of an audience of over 300. Lytham St. Annes born James Dangerfield, now in his fifth season with Illyria and playing in front of his own family and friends, congratulated the audience on the support and reception they gave to the cast. “The spectators very appreciative indeed and were in a very cheerful frame of mind as the evening became progressively calmer and clearer. The stillness of the setting at Lytham Hall surrounded by the magnificent tre

Lytham Hall is a place for fit dogs

It is time for all the dog walkers at Lytham Hall to put their pooches to the test. How obedient is your dog? Sunday 12th July sees the FITdogs annual Dog Show, in aid of Lytham Hall. Entries are being taken from 11am and are £1.50 per class. The judge Lou Garton, from Wiltshire will start the first of 17 classes at 1pm, these include Adult and Child Handling Classes. Other classes on offer are for Pedigree and Crossbreeds. Novelty classes open to all dogs and owners include the waggiest tail, and the funniest duo. Pet dog Obedience and Rally Obedience competitions - Rosettes and prize cards go to all those being placed 1st – 3rd with an overall BEST in Show. Other attractions for children a


A Sunday afternoon picnic in the park is the order of the day for open air theatre enthusiasts as Illyria bring the second play of the outdoor season to the Lytham Hall next Sunday July 5 at 6.00 pm. Gates opening for picnics at 4.00 and an early evening start at 6.00 mean that ticket sales have been booming for The Taming of the Shrew, one of Shakespeare’s most waspish and controversial comedies. The roles of Petruchio and Kate have attracted some of the biggest stars of stage and screen, most famously Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton, as well as being the basis for the Cole Porter musical Kiss me Kate. Illyria will use a versatile cast of just five to bring Oliver Gray’s production to L



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