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7pm (gates open at 6pm)

£10 adults, £8 under 16s. Advance booking required

How can one show with just four actors possibly contain so much action and adventure? Elementary, my dear!

The critically-acclaimed Pantaloons Theatre Company put dynamic detective duo Holmes and Watson through their paces as they tackle their most fiendish case yet in this delightfully inventive and hilarious show for all ages featuring live music, audience interaction and more mystery than you can shake a magnifying glass at. Stick that in your pipe and smoke it!

This performance takes place in the open-air. Please bring a picnic and something to sit on! (Wet weather policy.) 

Location Located on the East Lawn by the historic house, use the large green gates to the house from the car park.

What to bring  Please dress for the weather expecting colder temperatures as the night progresses, bring along a low backed chair or rug. Picnics welcome. 

Accessibility This event takes place on the East Lawn which has a tarmacked driveway and path. The theatre is location on the grass lawn in the open air. Toilets will be available nearby accessed via hard surface pathways. Please follow this link for information on mobility access https://www.hallplace.org.uk/accessibility/


Cancellation policy

Shakespeare told us that “the rain, it raineth every day”. He was all-too-familiar with open-air theatre. Luckily he was mostly bald so the rain didn’t mess his hair up too much and he famously carried a chamois leather around with him to give his head a buff after a downpour*.

Obviously it is a risk when performing outdoors and here is The Pantaloons’ policy for wet weather performances:

  1. We very rarely cancel a performance before the time it is due to start. We often find it can be tipping down in the lead up to a performance and then entirely stop for the duration of the show. So we will usually make the call at the time the performance is due to begin.
  2. We will only cancel/stop a performance if the conditions become genuinely unsafe. If the performance area has begun to flood or if there is a lightning storm we will cancel/stop the performance.
  3. We will carry on the performance in light to medium rain. In heavy/torrential rain downpours we will halt the show (hopefully allowing everyone to find shelter somewhere) before continuing when the downpour has stopped. This is due to the fact that the show will not be audible in heavy rain! If the heavy rain is persistent (which is surprisingly rare) then the performers may make the call to stop the show entirely.
  4. If the show is cancelled before it begins or stopped before the interval then we will transfer tickets to another available show or a postponed performance at the same venue and offer refunds if alternative performances are not suitable. If the show is stopped after the interval we cannot offer refunds but are able to transfer tickets to another performance where available.
  5. Some venues are lucky enough to have a wet weather alternative, whether a large hall or marquee, and we will move the show under cover in those circumstances. We are sometimes able to secure an indoor alternative venue nearby to the original venue ahead of the performance if we have enough warning of severe weather.

*May not be historical fact.

Ticket information:

  • Tickets must be booked in advance. Please phone 01322 621238 or visit the historic house reception.

  • For all activities and events children must be accompanied by adults.

  • If you need special assistance please let us know in advance by phoning 01322 526574 to speak to a member of staff.