Mrs Armitage on Wheels

Mrs Armitage on Wheels 1.30pm

If you could change anything on your bicycle, what would it be? A comfy new saddle? An ice cream maker? Rocket boosters?!

When Mrs Armitage goes out for a ride with her trusty dog Breakspear, she decides her bicycle needs improvement. With a new horn, a picnic hamper…and a sail, will Mrs Armitage manage to keep her bicycle in one piece or will her crazy contraption prove too much to handle?

Join us at Reigate Castle Grounds on Friday 26th July for this fun packed show featuring live music, puppetry and physical comedy, we celebrate the power of imagination and the importance of resilience.

Adapted from Quentin Blake’s classic tale, Scoot Theatre present a 40-minute interactive, energetic show, celebrating the joy of getting outdoors and being active.

Suitable for aged 3+

Co-produced with Farnham Maltings, with additional support from Arts Partnership Surrey.

Mrs Armitage on Wheels has recently been adapted for the BBC. Watch the animated special and others from ‘Quentin Blake’s Box of Treasures’ on BBC iPlayer.

Grab your chair or blanket, weather-appropriate gear, and prepare to be entertained this Summer at Harlequin Outdoors, now in its 4th year, with events, including plays and comedy for all ages in the beautiful setting of Reigate Castle.

Practical tips for your outdoor theatre experience

Arrival time
We aim to have the grounds open 1 hour before the show.

Show time
Show times vary; please check your tickets for further information and the web listings for approximate running times.

What should I bring?
Bring something to sit on – a blanket, chair or cushion. Please be mindful of those sitting behind you, and don’t bring sun umbrellas, gazebos etc.

Refreshments
We are currently exploring various food options and will announce this as soon as possible.
Bar will be open at
all events unless otherwise communicated.

Card Only

The site will be a cashless operation. Visa or Mastercard will be accepted. Unfortunately we are unable to accept American Express.

What happens if it rains?
The show will go on come rain or shine, so please bring clothing that will keep you warm and dry. In extreme wet weather conditions, shows may be relocated or rescheduled.

Ticket collection
All tickets are now e-tickets and can be displayed on your phone upon entry. There will be no ticket printing facility at the site.

Are dogs allowed?
No dogs are allowed other than assistance dogs.

Getting here
Castle Grounds is in central Reigate. You can approach via steps from the High Street or the A25, and there is step-free access from the Town Hall on Castlefield Road.

Parking

The nearest car parks are at Reigate Town Hall, London Road or Bancroft Road. Please note charges may apply.

Accessibility
There is level, step-free access via the Town Hall, and the event is suitable for wheelchair users, although please note that the performance area is on grass. There will be an accessible portaloo available. Assistance dogs are welcome.

Facilities
There will be portaloos available at the event, which will be cleaned regularly.

If you have any questions that are not answered above, please email us at harlequin@reigate-banstead.gov.uk or call us 01737 276500.

 

Chalk Hills Bakery Picnics

Make your outdoor theatre trip more of an experience with one of Chalk Hills Bakery’s delicious picnics. Packed with fresh treats, the picnics are delivered to Reigate Castle ready for you to enjoy – just bring a blanket or chairs.

A 10% discount is available to all ticket holders.

Find out more and book your picnic here: https://chalkhillsbakery.com/products/chalk-hills-picnic

Children’s picnics just £10 https://chalkhillsbakery.com/products/childrens-picnic

Showing:

Friday 26th July, 1.30pm

Tickets:

£12