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Blue Sky Theatre Productions and Open Gardens South Australia present

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The garden at Carrick Hill 

No-one escapes the gossips

It’s Summer in 1955 and the idle rich are superficial yet sparkling, drinking Pimms and playing croquet on the lawn. Behind this veneer malicious prattlers ruin the reputations of their rich friends simply for the fun of it.

Two brothers; one, a loveable rogue who drinks too much and has gambled away his fortune, the other a sanctimonious, two-faced MP, are tested by their wealthy uncle to determine who deserves his inheritance. Lady Sneerwell and her snake-like assistant are up to no good and the comely Lady Teazle must fend off the slanderous barbs that have caught the ear of her elderly husband and every other tittle-tattle in London.

A feast for the eyes with a bold mid-century palette of 1950s fashions among beautiful gardens, plus some fun at the races. In a society awash with gossip, rumours and backbiting, who’ll be carrying her heels at the end of the day?

Here's what happens

Gates open at 4.30pm.
The bar is open, you can look around the garden prior to the show and have your picnic.

Show starts at 6.30pm PROMPT.
30 minute interval at 7.30pm
The bar is open at the interval

Show ends just after 9.00pm
It will be dark at the end so bring a torch if you wish. And remember it can get cool after the sun sets.

You get a seat for the show

You are welcome to bring rugs, chairs, tables, eskies; whatever you need to enjoy your picnic prior to the show and at interval.

For the show, we provide you with a seat. Feel free to bring your own cushion, even a rug in case it gets cool once the sun goes down.

Bar and picnics available

You are welcome to bring your own picnic or buy one of ours when you book.

Our picnic box contains bread, nibbles, olives and much more for $13 per person. NOTE: While the picnic is suitable for vegetarians, due to the nature of the event we cannot cater for other dietary requirements. If in doubt, bring your own!

There is a licensed bar selling Howard's vinyard red, white, rose and sparkling wine, Pimms, Cooper's beer and Bickford's soft drinks. NO BYO ALCOHOL PLEASE.

If you don't fancy a picnic, The Food Business cafe will also be open for preshow dining before each show. 
Bookings strongly recommended. Phone 8379 1265 to secure your reservation. Limited seats so get in early!

Access

Parking is free.
Details are provided with your tickets.

There is a dedicated entrance and drop off zone for those with mobility issues.

Special Offer - discount entry to Arthur Streeton exhibition before the play

Carrick Hill is Australia’s most intact twentieth-century heritage house museum and garden. Its fine and decorative arts collection includes masterpieces of British modernism and fine examples of seventeenth-century furniture and house fittings. One of the artists the Hayward’s collected was Arthur Streeton and on the day you are coming to the play Carrick Hill is presenting an exhibition titled “Arthur Streeton: Blue and Gold”, focusing on Streeton’s landscapes and treatment of light. 

If you'd like to arrive early to look at the exhibition before the play starts, pre-book your discount ticket to the exhibition for only $12.

Map
46 Carrick Hill Dr, Springfield

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TERMS AND CONDITIONS:  The event will go ahead rain or shine. Please bring suitable clothing or protection from showers and hot or cold weather. No refunds are offered where the performance goes ahead and you choose not to attend. However, in the case of weather making the event dangerous, if we are instructed to cancel by the authorities or the venue, or catastrophic fire danger is declared for the venue Blue Sky Theatre will postpone the event, or cancel. In these circumstances only we will contact all ticket holders by email or phone to offer a ticket for another performance or a refund. If you have any other questions or require further information about this event, please contact Blue Sky Theatre at hello@blueskytheatre.com.au

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