Brisk demand for Hall plays as tickets go on sale

A bumper crowd watching a previous production at Lytham Hall
A bumper crowd watching a previous production at Lytham Hall
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Tickets for the eagerly-awaited new season of summer outdoors plays at Lytham Hall have gone on sale.

They are now available at outlets across the Fylde and beyond - and an encouraging demand is already reported.

The season, which has the Express as one of its patrons, gets under way on Friday, June 13 with the Chapterhouse Theatre Company’s production of Sense and Sensibility, with the Lytham staging marking the start of a national tour.

Fylde coast favourites Illyria will then return to the Hall after three very successful shows last summer, with Pirates of Penzance on Sunday, July 6 followed by Shakespeare’s Macbeth on Tuesday, July 15 and Roald Dahl children’s favourite George’s Marvellous Medicine on Sunday, August 24.

Last summer, a total attendance of more 2,000 led to a record donation of £4,800 to the Lytham Hall Appeal fund and organiser Julian Wilde is delighted with the initial response from the Fylde public to this year’s programme.

The attendance of 610 for Illyria’s production of The Mikado was the largest of 50 open air dates at outdoor venues throughout the country.

“All the ticket outlets report that people have been asking for tickets for some time,” he said. “I feel that the variety in this summer’s programme is especially appealing and it’s excellent for Lytham Hall to be hosting the opening performance of Sense and Sensibility.”

Tickets, at £13 for adults, £10 for seniors and students and £6.50 for schoolchildren, are available on line from Illyria and Chapterhouse’s own websites, and and the following local outlets:

Lytham Hall (01253) 736652; Plackitt and Booth Booksellers, Lytham (01253) 796958; Lowther Pavilion (01253) 794221; Stringers Homelife (01253) 740700; Bennetts Bakers, Ansdell (01253) 736318; Apple Bikes, St. Annes (01253) 725349; Storytellers Inc, St Annes (01253) 781690; Silverdell Books, Kirkham (01772) 683444: Blackpool Grand Theatre (01253) 290190 and Preston Guild Hall 0844 844 7714.