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Waterperry Festival update

We’re delighted to be performing an expanded programme of opera at the amazing Amphitheatre at Waterperry Gardens in the next few days. We’ve invested in a super duper new canopy this year, which means the performances will not be affected by any poor weather conditions.

The plan was to source a canopy that would cover the entire audience, but alas all the best laid plans and all that. I think our suppliers tape measure was designed to measure feet and inches rather than metres! The result is that in fact only the performing area and the first two rows will protect audience members from any rain, and from harsh sunshine the canopy will cover up to four rows on the right hand side of the stage. Our disappointment at not being able to protect our entire audience from adverse weather has diminished however, having taken a look at the weather forecast. We are not expecting to see any rain or indeed bright sunshine during any of the performances so our luck is in, hopefully!

The long term plan for the Amphitheatre at Waterperry is to enable the owners to invest in a permanent, reliable structure that could be in operation all the year round.. so watch this space!

We’ve been asked by many ticket holders more information about timings, so here is the plan, give or take a few minutes:

Friday 7th July – Pirates… doors open 5pm., gardens open to ticket holders, 6pm performance starts. 1 Hour picnic interval at 6.50pm. Act 2 commences 7.50pm Performance concludes 8.40pm

Saturday 8th July – Pinafore… doors open 5pm., gardens open to ticket holders, 6pm performance starts. 1 Hour picnic interval at 6.50pm. Act 2 commences 7.50pm Performance concludes 8.40pm

Sunday 9th July – Mikado… doors open 1pm., gardens open to ticket holders, 2pm performance starts. 1 Hour picnic interval at 3pm. Act 2 commences 4pm Performance concludes 5pm

Sunday 9th July – The Leading Ladies concert… doors open at approx 5pm, concert commences 5.10pm, 20 minute interval at 6pm, Act 2 commences 6.20pm.. concert ends at approximately 7pm.

The Leading Ladies have a great programme, do consider making a day of it if you are attending our Mikado, for just £10!

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