This is My Theatre presents 'Five Children & It' by E. Nesbit

We are delighted to introduce This is My Theatre, who will be bringing ‘Five Children & It’ by E. Nesbit to an Open-Air Theatre production at Bowood House & Gardens.

TICKETS ON SALE                            Saturday 24th August                   AGED 4+ YEARS

Based on the classic children’s novel by Edith Nesbit – with live music and puppetry throughout – children and adults alike will love this ever-popular story reimagined for the stage.

Written by Edith Nesbit, Adapted by Ethan Taylor. Directed by Chloe Bond, Music by Simon Stallard

The five children – Cyril, Anthea, Robert, Jane, and their baby brother, known as the Lamb – are playing in a gravel pit one morning when they uncover a rather grumpy and sometimes tricky Psammead, a sand-fairy with the ability to grant wishes. Join them on their adventures as they learn what it is to be careful what you wish for!

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Join This is My Theatre, pack a picnic, grab a chair and dress for the weather.

Show starts at 18:30 including a 15-20 minute interval and should finish approx. 20:30.

Gates open from 17:45. Please do not arrive before this as the team will still be preparing the performance area. Please arrive no later than 15 minutes before the performance is due to start.

Image credit: The Wind in the Willows at Mount Ephraim Gardens in Faversham in 2023.

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Ticket prices*:

  • Adult (+16) £16.50 per person
  • Concession: £12.50 per person (Over 65s, Students with NUS Card, Disability and Under 16s)
  • Family of 4: £50.00 (2 Adults plus 2 children or 1 Adult plus 3 children)
  • Registered Carers, accompanying person with disability are FREE
  • Under 4’s are FREE
  • Group of 10+ get a 10% discount for every 10 tickets purchased (tickets must be booked on one purchase)*
  • Free Teacher for every 10 tickets bought for under 16s  Students  (proof of status will be required at Ticket Office) BOWTEACHFREE

Season Ticket Holders 2024: Receive 20% discount off ticket price when using the code sent to you in our monthly newsletters (Limited Availability.) You must show each card to match each ticket purchased with the code on arrival at admissions along with your confirmation email.

Please note tickets to this event must be purchased in advance and are non-refundable and non-transferable, they do not include access into Bowood House & Gardens during the day.  You can purchase a Day Ticket to Bowood House & Gardens online or on the day at admissions. If you have purchased a separate Day Ticket into Bowood House & Gardens, you will need to leave and re-enter at the designated ‘gates open’ time.

*Please note there is a booking fee charged by our ticketing system per ticket.  The discount of Group of 10+ is applicable to the number of tickets purchased rather than per person (Family Ticket 4 is classed as one ticket).  This does not include any free tickets selected (e.g. Under 4’s or Carers).

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Please note

Please note: Only assistance dogs are permitted at the House & Gardens. Under 16’s must be accompanied by an adult in the grounds. Bowood House & Gardens will continue to operate as a cash free site. Complimentary car parking within Bowood House & Gardens car park.

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Bowood reserves the right to, at its absolute discretion, cancel workshops/courses/events up to 7 days prior to the event if booking numbers do not reach a minimum level. In the event of such cancellations Bowood will offer customers the option to swap to another date in the same year (if spaces are available),or offer a full refund. For the avoidance of doubt, Bowood bears no liability for and would not refund any other indirect costs incurred by the customer, such as travel costs or accommodation.  Please note Outdoor Theatre performances will continue in all but the worst of weather conditions.  Weather conditions are reviewed and monitored and if deemed to be unsafe and risk to audiences a performance may be cancelled and where possible rescheduled.