Shakespeare at Stubbings 18th to 22nd June 2019


William Shakespeare's ‘The Tempest’

"We are such stuff as dreams are made on......"

Stubbings are very pleased to be welcoming back The Garden Players in June 2019 for five open air performances of Shakespeare's masterpiece, directed by John Timewell.

Following acclaimed performances in 2013, 2014 and 2015, and five completely sold out performances of 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' in 2017, The Garden Players return in 2019 with an exciting new production of one of Shakespeare's finest plays. 

Prospero, the true Duke of Milan is now living on an enchanted island with his daughter Miranda, the savage Caliban and Ariel, a spirit of air.  Raising a storm to bring his brother, the usurper of his dukedom, to the island, Prospero plans his revenge.  This magical tale of enchantment ranks amongst Shakespeare's finest.

This charity event will be sponsored by Grundon the UK's leading family-owned supplier of waste management, environmental and recycling solutions, Norman & Frances Grundon and Stewart & Trish Fletcher.  All proceeds will go to the national charity, Child Bereavement UK based in Saunderton, High Wycombe

Quotes from previous reviews...

“STARTING in 2008 the Garden Players’ productions have become a much anticipated annual event in the area, so it was with great excitement that I looked forward to their latest performance. While the setting was stunning, and a star in itself, the cast really shone.”

Beaconsfield Advertiser

“THE Garden Players reignited my love for William Shakespeare - it was a real pleasure to see one of his best plays performed by such a competent cast.”

Bucks Free Press


This event will be held within the private grounds of the main house. The performance is in the open air with the audience area under cover in raised seating. 

A licensed bar will be available.


The gate to the lawns will open from 5.30pm for picnicking, with the play commencing at 7.30pm. There will be a 20 minute interval on each night.

1.  Tickets for The Tempest Performance:

£18.00 per person. (Concession available (£15.00) for the Tuesday and Thursday performances only, available to senior citizens, students and children under 16 years old.)

2.  Dine with Us (available Friday 21st and Saturday 22nd only)

Enjoy a three course meal (including tea/coffee) at £24.99 per person.

Dine with Us ticket holders will have their auditorium seats pre-served for convenience.

Starter and main course will be served in the Café at 6pm with dessert and tea/coffee served (weather permitting) on the terrace of the main house during the interval.

Menu (you will be asked to select a starter and mains nearer the time)

* Potato, Leek & Stilton Soup served with freshly baked bread rolls
* Smoked Salmon & Mascarpone Timbale served with garlic bruschetta
* Chicken Liver Pâté served with red onion marmalade , baby leaf salad & toasted sourdough bread

* Coq au Vin served with pearl onions, button mushrooms & thyme roasted new potatoes
* Smoked Haddock Fillet served with colcannon mash & hollandaise sauce
* Mediterranean Vegetable Tagine served with lemon & herb cous cous

Assiette of Desserts:
Chocolate Brownie , Lemon Posset & Strawberry Eton Mess

Alcohol and soft drinks will be available to purchase with your meal from the Café counter.

All tickets available online only

1.  Tickets for The Tempest Performance:

£18.00 per person. (Concession available (£15.00) for the Tuesday and Thursday performances only, available to senior citizens, students and children under 16 years old.)

2.  Dine with Us (available Friday 21st and Saturday 22nd only)

£24.99 per person - please note that this is an additional charge and does not cover the cost of your ticket for any of the performances.



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