This summer, Painshill in Surrey invites you to sit in a beautiful English walled garden and be transported to the wilds of Africa, a fairy-filled forest glade, and the decks of a British warship.
The historic 18th century landscape garden is hosting a magical summer of outdoor theatre, cinema and stand-up comedy sponsored by leading local estate agent Grosvenor Billinghurst.
Outdoor theatre lovers can enjoy Henry V on June 21, The Further Adventures of Doctor Dolittle on June 25, The Importance of Being Earnest on July 10, Macbeth and A Midsummer Night’s Dream on July 23 and 24, HMS Pinafore on July 27, and The Comedy of Errors on July 29.
There will also be a series of open-air cinema, theatre and comedy nights featuring top-class comedians including Milton Jones, Rich Hall, Nina Conti, Shappi Khorsandi and Andy Parsons.
Director Paul Griffiths said: “I am delighted with our new partnership with Grosvenor Billinghurst and are thrilled they have chosen to support our summer events at Painshill.
“Events are a very important income generator for our small independent charity and we are extremely grateful for their sponsorship.
“We can’t wait to bring the local community stand-up comedy, theatre and open air cinema and we look forward to welcoming people to Painshill for some brilliant nights out.”
Gareth Davies, director of Grosvenor Billinghurst, said: “Our team and many of our clients enjoy spending their free time taking in the stunning views of the rolling landscapes at Painshill, so it’s important to us that we support Painshill Park Trust in continuing the excellent work they are doing to secure the future of the park for everyone to enjoy.
“Painshill Park is an integral part of the history and future of Cobham and surrounding area, and we are thrilled to be able to provide our support.”
All events will take place in the walled garden, where social distancing measures can be easily adhered to.
Designed in the 18th century by the Hon Charles Hamilton, Painshill fell into ruins until it was saved by the Painshill Park Trust in the 1980s. Hamilton designed the garden as a walk through a work of art, taking the visitor past magical replicas of temples and towers, Abbey ruins, a crystal grotto, Serpentine lake, vineyard, and a heritage collection of trees and shrubs.
For further information and to book tickets, please visit https://www.painshill.co.uk/events-at-painshill/