Chapterhouse Theatre Company’s Open-Air Tour Is Coming To Greater Manchester This Summer

Chloe Deakin | 22nd February 2018

the adventures of sherlock holmes adaptation by Laura Turner, chapterhouse theatre company

Throughout the summer, Chapterhouse Theatre Company is bringing performances of six classic stories to over 180 of the UK and Ireland’s most beautiful garden venues.

Four of Laura Turner’s classical adaptations are heading to Greater Manchester this Summer. Picnic with family and friends in the picturesque surroundings for the perfect evening of magical theatre in magical surroundings. The first adaptation, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, will arrive at the Waterside Arts Centre in Sale.

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM – Thursday 28th June

Let yourself be whisked away on a thrilling journey to the most magical of forests and meet star-crossed lovers, playful fairies and hilarious travelling players. Beautifully designed Elizabethan costumes, a wonderful musical score and enchanting woodland creatures come together to make this an evening of unmissable theatre.

Three of Chapterhouse’s performances will then arrive at Dunham Massey in July and August. Adaptations of The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, Sense and Sensibility and, new this year, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland will take the stage.


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. Book here.

the adventures of sherlock holmes adaptation by Laura Turner, chapterhouse theatre company


Elinor and Marianne Dashwood make their first forays into the exciting world of Regency society. Adapted by award-winning writer Laura Turner, this exquisite and lively tale follows the sisters as they fall in love, make mistakes and experience heartbreak for the first time in their quest to find a balance between sense and sensibility. Book here.


Take a trip down the rabbit hole with Chapterhouse Theatre Company this summer as they present the classic tale of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. Join Alice as she stumbles into the magical world of Wonderland and meet a whole host of colourful characters. From the unforgettable White Rabbit and the madcap Mad Hatter to the terrifying Queen of Hearts, Alice’s journey couldn’t be filled with more adventure. Book here.

alice's adventures in wonderland adaptation by Laura Turner, chapterhouse theatre company

Over the years, Chapterhouse has established itself as one of the most successful and critically acclaimed touring companies in the country, travelling with adaptations of literature’s most celebrated writers.

Richard Main, Artistic Director and Producer, said: “We are thrilled to be joining our audiences at beautiful venues for summer open-air theatre in 2018. We have lots of new and exciting shows. I am thrilled to be working with directors Antony Law and Grace Constance-Main, as well as our exceptional stage adaptor, Laura Turner. Last year we had some glorious weather and expect to have an equally marvellous summer of productions this year.”

For more information on Chapterhouse Theatre Company and details on the tour visit their website at