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The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
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Chapterhouse Theatre Company’s marks its 15th year of touring UK and Ireland, bringing to life some of literature’s best loved classics in magical outdoor performances that are great fun for all the family.

First up is The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes at on Thursday, August 7.

Deep in the beautiful Northumbrian countryside a terrifying mystery and a legendary nemesis await the arrival of the world’s greatest detective. When the wife of Doctor Watson suddenly disappears, a desperate quest to find her begins. Sherlock Holmes comes face to face with his greatest fear at the hands of his mortal enemy in this stunning new tale of romance and suspense.

At Hoghton Tower on Sunday, August 31 it’s The Jungle Book.

In the magical Indian jungle, a new arrival changes the animal kingdom forever. In this beautiful adaptation by award winning writer Laura Turner, all your favourite animal characters are brought to life to create an enchanting and fun-filled musical show for children of all ages. Join Mowgli on his wonderful adventures with the loveable and wise Baloo the Bear, the powerful panther Bagheera, not to mention mischievous monkeys and the terrifying tiger Shere Khan.

Then, heading north, The Grand Theatre in Lancaster stages Wuthering Heights on Sunday, September 7.

Emily Bronte’s classic love story set on the beautiful, mysterious wilderness of the Yorkshire moors. This treasured story of enduring love and passion has thrilled and entranced for generations and is now brought alive on stage in an adaptation by award winning writer Laura Turner and presented at some of the most beautiful open-air venues across the UK and Ireland. Can Catherine and Heathcliff’s everlasting love bring happiness or will the very forces of nature and the moors tear them apart?

Tickets: Adult £14 / Student & Child £10;

Family (two adults and two children) £42.

See Tickets (0871) 220 0260 www.seetickets.com.