Star-crossed Athenian lovers, playful fairies and hilarious traveling players make for an unforgettable performance of magical theatre in magical surroundings. Performed at some of the most beautiful gardens in the UK join Chapterhouse Theatre Company and enjoy a wonderful evening of Shakespeare’s best-loved romantic comedy, complete with beautiful Elizabethan costumes and a splendid musical score. A glorious welcome back to theatre under the stars for family, friends and children of all ages.
"Don’t miss…the perfect evening." The Daily Express
"Combining enthusiasm, impeccable voicing and devastating use of visual humour, Chapterhouse bring Shakespeare to life in an exhilarating and raucously entertaining fashion." Edinburgh Evening News
"Chapterhouse Theatre Company really do know how to engage an audience of all ages, their excellent adaptations are creative and entertaining." Derbyshire Times
"A triumph." The Stage
Set on board the warship HMS Pinafore, the opera cheerfully mocks such Great British institutions as Class, Patriotism and the Royal Navy. Josephine the captain's daughter is in love with Ralph a common sailor, but her father wants her to marry Sir Joseph Porter, First Lord of the Admiralty. The couple are caught as they elope from the ship and Ralph is locked in the ship's dungeon. Only when certain revelations are made by Buttercup, a dockside vendor, can everyone end up freely marrying their true hearts' loves.
This wonderful comic opera gets the complete Illyria treatment, faithfully performed by a reduced cast on a beautiful nautical set.
Chapterhouse presents one of the most entertaining and exhilarating events of the summer with music from one of the UKs finest ABBA tributes 21st Century ABBA.
Producer Richard Main says, "From the first time I heard them I was impressed, I just had to be a part of bringing them to new audiences at some of our favourite venues. I am thrilled to be a part of the 21st Century ABBA journey into becoming one of the most sort after music events of the summer."
This is an evening of hit after hit with songs you know and love from Waterloo, Mamma Mia, Take a Chance on Me, Super Trouper to many, many more. 21st Century ABBA faithfully recreates all the greatest hits of one of the world’s most famous group combining stunning vocals, live musicians, and glittering costumes.
Come along with family and friends, picnic in some of the UK and Irelands most beautiful gardens and surroundings and enjoy a wonderful performance of ABBA’s greatest hits! What could be more fun in the summer sun!
Join us for Chapterhouse’s 21st Birthday Celebrations in 2021 with 21st Century ABBA who will be turning our audiences into their very own Dancing Queens!
"Magnificent." Shush Events
"Had an amazing night last night with these 4! Just amazing singers and our crowd had the best time! Would recommend these for all functions!" Karly Taylor, Manager, Waterside Leisure Club, Cambridgeshire
"Totally awesome! Definitely the best Abba Tribute band!" Bayo Bayo the Vocal Coach
When an evil fairy curse causes the Princess to prick her finger on a spinning wheel and fall into an enchanted sleep, can anyone rescue her from the magical slumber before it is too late?
Coronation Street's Wendi Peters will be starring in the panto and we welcome back Leicester's favourite dame Martin Ballard to the show, with more star casting to be announced.
So, join us for a proper family pantomime jam-packed with songs, dancing, silliness and lots of slapstick.
Guaranteed great fun for young and old alike, book early to get the best seats.
These are the new dates for Sleeping Beauty which has been rescheduled from December 2020 and January 2021.
All tickets, including pre-booked venue parking, remain valid for the new dates below. If you need to contact us to discuss your booking please email firstname.lastname@example.org
These are the new dates, performance times are 1pm and 5pm:
Saturday 12 December 2020 rescheduled to Saturday 11 December 2021
Saturday 19 December 2020 rescheduled to Saturday 18 December 2021
Sunday 20 December 2020 rescheduled to Sunday 19 December 2021
Monday 21 December 2020 rescheduled to Tuesday 21 December 2021
Tuesday 22 December 2020 rescheduled to Wednesday 22 December 2021
Wednesday 23 December 2020 rescheduled to Thursday 23 December 2021
Thursday 24 December 2020 rescheduled to Friday 24 December 2021
Saturday 26 December 2020 rescheduled to Sunday 26 December 2021
Sunday 27 December 2020 rescheduled to Monday 27 December 2021
Monday 28 December 2020 rescheduled to Tuesday 28 December 2021
Tuesday 29 December 2020 rescheduled to Thursday 30 December 2021
Wednesday 30 December 2020 rescheduled to Wednesday 29 December 2021
Thursday 31 December 2020 rescheduled to Friday 31 December 2021
Saturday 2 January 2021 rescheduled to Sunday 2 January 2022
Sunday 3 January 2021 rescheduled to Monday 3 January 2022
It has just been announced that Sam Bailey will be appearing as Mrs Potts in the Disney tour of Beauty And The Beast, which unfortunately means she is no longer available to appear in Sleeping Beauty.
Sam Bailey said: “I will miss the audiences at the De Montfort Hall so much this Christmas, I have enjoyed appearing in the pantomime there so much over the last four years, it’s like my second home, but I just couldn’t resist the opportunity of playing Mrs Potts in the tour of Beauty And The Beast, a role I have always longed to play. I’m sure I won’t be able to have quite as much fun on stage as I do with the team at the De Montfort Hall though! I thank the staff at Imagine Theatre and De Montfort Hall for being so understanding and supportive of me.”
Steve Boden, Imagine Theatre’s Managing Director, said: “Sam has been a part of the Leicester pantomime family for a few years now and although she will be sorely missed we absolutely couldn’t have stood in her way of taking on this amazing role and opportunity. We fully support Sam in her decision, we wish her all the very best with the tour of Beauty And The Beast and hope to work with her again at some point in the future.”
More star casting will be announced following Sam's departure - watch this space for the latest news.