Join us on our stunning sea-view lawn for some award-winning theatre. There will be a BBQ, a well-stocked bar and, if we’re lucky, a wonderful sunset to end the show.

Join us for another summer of award-winning theatre on our stunning sea view lawn. This year we have teamed up with Illyria and Quantum Theatre to bring you performances of The Adventures of Dr. Dolittle and The Reluctant Dragon. Bring the little ones along to experience some family-friendly theatre, settle down on our stunning sea-view lawn and enjoy the beautiful coastal surroundings. There will also be a well-stocked bar with plenty of food and drink to buy throughout the performances.

Both shows will take place outdoors on our level, grassy area with a sweeping sea view backdrop, so we encourage you to bring picnic rugs or chairs and something warm to wear for when the sun goes down. We hope you enjoy another season of theatre with us!

***Please note hotel guests will be entitled to free theatre tickets as part of their stay!***

The Adventures of Dr. Dolittle by Illyria

Thursday 16th August

When Doctor John Dolittle of Puddleby-on-the-Marsh is taught by his wise old parrot Polynesia how to talk to animals, news of his skills spreads far and wide. Soon animals across the world send messages asking for his help. So, he buys a leaky old ship and, together with his trusty pet-crew of Jip the dog, Chee-Chee the monkey, Dab-Dab the Duck and permanently hungry Gub-Gub the pig, sets forth on a mission to heal illness, spread compassion and gain a greater understanding of the animal kingdom.

A funny, much-loved and exciting adventure, with a strong message about responsibility towards animals and the environment, this show is created by the same Illyria team who brought you an entire menagerie of animal puppets in Danny Champion of the World and a life-size T-Rex in The Lost World.

Arrive from 4.30pm, performance starts at 5pm with a running time one hour and 40 minutes including a 20 minute interval.

Suitable for those aged 5+.

Book your tickets now to receive a 10% early bird discount!  

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The Reluctant Dragon by Quantum Theatre

Thursday 23rd August

Everyone knows St George has to do battle with the dragon, but what happens when the dragon simply won’t fight St George? In this beloved classic story, a young boy befriends a poetry-loving dragon living in the Downs above his home. When the town-folk send for St. George to slay the dragon, the boy needs to come up with a clever plan to save his friend and convince the townsfolk to accept him.

A classic retelling of St George and the Dragon from the author of The Wind in the Willows, Kenneth Grahame, The Reluctant Dragon is a funny, touching and enchanting story of bravery, friendship and derring-do.

Arrive from 4.30pm, performance starts at 5pm with a running time one hour and 40 minutes including an minute interval.

Suitbale for those aged 3+.

Book your tickets now to receive a 10% early bird discount!  

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Luxury Picnic Hampers

This year we have put together some delicious luxury picnic hampers for both adults and children to enjoy whilst sitting down to watch the performances.

Adult Menu

Choose between a luxury sausage roll of rare breed pork, leek and apple or Davidstow cheddar, leek and apple

Fennel, carrot and spring onion slaw with coconut yoghurt and sesame

Summer pea, feta and mint fritters with pickled cucumber

Children’s Menu

Choose between a hot dog, a burger or tomato pasta

Cornish strawberries and chocolate cookie

Picnics cost £10 for adults and £6.50 for children and can be bought when purchasing theatre tickets online.

For alternative refreshments, there will also be a bar and pop up food stall open before the performances.