In a large country house in Derbyshire in April 1809 sits Lady Thomasina Coverly and her tutor, Septimus Hodge. Through the window may be seen some of the ‘500 acres inclusive of lake’ where Capability Brown’s idealised landscape is about to give way to the picturesque Gothic style: ‘everything but vampires’, as the garden historian Hannah Jarvis remarks to Bernard Nightingale when they stand in the same room 180 years later. Bernard has arrived to uncover the scandal which is said to have taken place when Lord Byron stayed at Sidley Park.
Tom Stoppard’s absorbing play takes us back and forth between the centuries and explores the nature of truth and time, the difference between the Classical and the Romantic temperament, and the disruptive influence of sex on our orbits in life –‘the attraction which Newton left out’.
Groups : Booking a group of 10 or more for the same performance in 1 transaction will attract a 10% discount.
Discounts : Any group, season ticket or other discounts will be applied later in the booking process after you have selected your seats, but before payment.
Wheelchairs : Unfortunately, we are unable to take bookings on-line. For a wheelchair space, please contact our box office directly on 01707 324300
School Parties : For large group bookings, such as schools, please contact the box office by phone (01707 324300) so we can deal with your request and offer lower ticket prices than those quoted on-line.
Meal Deal : Enjoy a meal before our show at Terranova, Stanborough in Welwyn Garden City. The ticket price of £29 includes a 2-course meal and a glass of wine. You will be asked for details of your desired eating time when booking. The restaurant will receive a notification of your booking overnight. Download the menu
Parking : We have limited parking at the theatre with a shared car park directly outside the theatre. On busy evenings it may be necessary to park on local streets, please park with consideration taking care not to cause an obstruction to roads or local resident drives.
Any problems with your booking, please contact us on 01707 324300 or via e-mail from the contact page. We do not charge any booking fees for telephone or on-line orders.