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Outdoor Theatre and Cinema Season Family Fun

Markeaton Park, Markeaton, Derby, DE22 4AA

Jun 22, 2024 to Aug 3, 2024

  • Wheelchair / Pushchair Accessible
  • Suitable for Families
  • Car Parking Charges Apply
  • Pre-book essential

Outdoor Theatre and Cinema Season 2024

Pop-up Theatre: Red Fairy Storybook - Saturday 22 June to Sunday 23 June - Theatre 

Join AVP Theatre and their cast of puppets as they return with a brand new set of fairytales.

A family-friendly show suitable for everyone retelling some famous fairy and folktales including Jack and the Beanstalk, The Frog Prince and The Princess and the Pea. 

Join AVP Theatre and their cast of puppets as they're back for another year in Markeaton Park! Step inside the Magic Storybook and watch as some well-known tales come to life. Watch what happens when Jack climbs up the beanstalk; see if the Prince ever gets to be human again; and find out just what's so different about the Princess from a far away land.

There's lots of interaction, laughs, and a few surprises along the way in this fun show for all the family. At the end of the show, step forward to meet the cast themselves, as the puppets hold their own meet and greet!

Markeaton Park - Craft Village

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Julius Caesar - Thursday 27 June to Saturday 29 June - Theatre 

Rome 44BC. Egotistical Emperor Julius Caesar is sweating (and it’s not just the heatwave).

His liberal Senators are a stabbing pain in the backside. They’ve had enough! Rome is in chaos, trust in the government is weak and the emperor’s fate is written in the stars (or the ‘entrails of a goat’). The peasants are revolting as the most famous political coup in literature is given the Oddsocks treatment. Expect the tearing of togas, the swishing of roman swords, some preposterous puppetry and the biggest battle scene five actors have ever created.

On your marcus, getus setus, let the games begin!

Markeaton Park - Craft Village

The Orangery will be open and providing drinks and snacks.

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Romeo & Juliet - Wednesdays 24 Jul to Saturday 27 Jul - Theatre 

This modern presentation of Shakespeare’s tragic masterpiece will be performed by Derby Shakespeare Theatre Company in Summer 2024.

“For this alliance may so happy prove, To turn your households' rancour to pure love.” Friar Laurence Act 2, Scene 3.

Gang warfare rages on the Verona council estate between the tenants of Capulet Heights and Montague Tower. It’s here where we lay our scene. Romeo loves Rosaline, but she’s having none of it. Juliet’s Dad is throwing a party and you’re all invited. Lovers’ stars are about to get crossed, fates twisted and hearts broken. Romeo ❤️ Juliet.

Markeaton Park - Craft Village.

Catering will be available at these performances.

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Wonka (PG) - Friday 2nd Aug, 9pm - Cinema

Armed with nothing but a hatful of dreams, young chocolatier Willy Wonka manages to change the world, one delectable bite at a time.

With dreams of opening a shop in a city renowned for its chocolate, a young and poor Willy Wonka discovers that the industry is run by a cartel of greedy chocolatiers.

Markeaton Park - Craft Village.

The Orangery will be open and providing drinks and snacks.

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Barbie (12A) - Saturday 3rd Aug, 9pm - Cinema 

Eccentric and individualistic, Barbie is exiled from Barbieland because of her imperfections. Barbie and Ken are having the time of their lives in the colourful and seemingly perfect world of Barbie Land.

However, when they get a chance to go to the real world, they soon discover the joys and perils of living among humans. When her home world is in peril, Barbie returns with the knowledge that what makes her different also makes her stronger.

Markeaton Park - Craft Village

The Orangery will be open and providing drinks and snacks.

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