The 2014 Boxford Masques: Joe Soap's Masquerade

The 2014 Boxford Masques: Joe Soap's Masquerade
Welford Park
Welford
Berkshire
RG20 8HU
England

Website

www.boxfordmasques.org.uk

E-mail

info@boxfordmasques.org.uk

Telephone

07931 951255

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We are guests of local family The Peakes, to celebrate the end of World War I. With a circus!

But wait a minute: a circus without any talent, animals or exotic wonders? Enter the anarchic deserter Joe and friends, with their bitter-sweet Masquerade.

A stunning outdoor performance with songs specially composed, dancing, lovely costumes, a huge cast of local families and fully professional production values, a Boxford Masque is always a sight worth seeing. Bring a picnic and a bottle of wine. Enjoy the ravishing gardens, the sun setting during Act 2, the flare path lighting your way home…

Venue Type:

Festivals

Opening hours

Evening shows 7.30pm 30th July - 3rd August
2.30pm matinee 2nd August

Admission charges

Wednesday and Thursday evening and Saturday matinée £9 in advance (£10 on the gate)
Friday and Saturday evening £12 in advance (£14 on the gate)
£3 off all seats for concessions (elderly, 12 - 16 year olds, disabled, unwaged)
Free for aged 11 and under

Additional info

Bring a picnic, bring a rug, bring a sense of fun!

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The Boxford Masques

The Boxford Masques 2014: Joe Soap's Masquerade

  • 30 July — 3 August 2014

YOU: Bring a picnic, a rug, some conviviality!
WE: Have a BBQ for you, drinks and a rip roaring professionally produced show, played by local families and friends!

Our 2014 play is set in 1918 in the “Big House” and the neighbourhood is hoping for peace. The protagonist Charlotte Peake has her heart set on a circus – there’s even a tent in the barn, but where’s the talent going to come from to fill it?
Maybe by taking a leaf from Lord George Sanger, famed Newbury circus owner and gold-plated fibber… Enter the anarchic Joe and friends, with their bitter-sweet Masquerade.

Geraldine McCaughrean added: “Fittingly, Welford Park itself was used as a First World War hospital and the idyllic setting between the Queen Anne house and the River Lambourn is the most gorgeous backdrop for a play.”

“Bring a picnic and a bottle of wine. Buy from the BBQ and enjoy the ravishing gardens, the sun setting during Act 2, the flare path lighting your way home…
Masques were invented to entertain royalty. The Boxford Masques are made for you,” added Geraldine.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Wednesday and Thursday evening and Saturday matinée £9 in advance (£10 on the gate)
Friday and Saturday evening £12 in advance (£14 on the gate)
£3 off all seats for concessions (elderly, 12 - 16 year olds, disabled, unwaged)
Free for aged 11 and under, Free for all current or retired service personnel (excl. Fri and Sat eve)

Website

http://www.boxfordmasques.org.uk

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