Big early demand for Hall’s outdoor plays

The audience at one of last years productions

The audience at one of last years productions

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Advance ticket sales are being eagerly snapped up for the four outdoor plays to be staged at Lytham Hall this summer.

Sales are up by as much as 20 per cent up for a programme starts on June 12 with Emily Bronte’s Wuthering Heights, presented by the Chapterhouse Theatre company, followed by a trio of productions by the Illyria company - Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream on Friday, July 1, Gilbert and Sullivan’s comic operetta Ruddigore on Sunday, July 10 and Roald Dahl’s Danny The Champion of the World on Sunday, August 28.

Pat Booth from Plackitt and Booth Booksellers in Lytham’s Clifton Street, one of seven ticket outlets around Fylde, says he has received many favourable comments on the 2016 programme and feels that people are particularly delighted that there is no increase in ticket prices on last year.

“The tickets are particularly good value for money this year and there has already been plenty of interest,” he said.

Julian Wilde, organiser of the outdoor season, is delighted with the willingness of local venues and businesses to sell tickets. I think it’s important to give everyone the opportunity to buy tickets online directly from the companies, but also to provide plenty of convenient local ticket points,” he said.

Tickets at £13, with concessions at £10/£6.50, are on sale locally from Lytham Hall (01253 736652). Plackitt and Booth (01253 796958), Lowther Pavilion (01253 794221), Stringers Department Store and Stringers Homelife (01253 740700), Bennetts Bakers, Ansdell (01253 736318), Storytellers Inc, St Annes (01253 781690) and Silverdell Books, Kirkham (01772 683444) as well as at www.chapterhouse.org for Wuthering Heights and www.illyria.uk.com for the other plays.