HANBURY Hall will be the setting for two outdoor theatrical performances this summer.

The National Trust property, near Droitwich Spa, will welcome Heartbreak productions to perform Private Lives, Noel Coward’s stylish 1930s comedy, on Friday, June 22 at 7.30pm.

This fast-paced comedy overflows with Coward’s celebrated eccentric wit and skilful comedic staging, and proves to be the perfect recipe for a stylish evening’s entertainment. The perfect excuse to treat yourself and friends to a fun summer evening out.

Then, on Thursday, July 5, nationally acclaimed theatre group, The Lord Chamberlain’s Men, will be performing Macbeth, Shakespeare’s devastating and gripping thriller.

The all-male troupe of travelling players will bring Macbeth’s ghostly apparitions, action-packed sword fights and blood-soaked conclusion to life.

Alice Eddy, visitor services manager at Hanbury Hall, said: “It’s always a pleasure to welcome two such acclaimed theatre groups to Hanbury Hall. The gardens here are a magnificent setting for outdoor theatre and it’s always advisable to book as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.”

Visitors are welcome to take a picnic to enjoy before the performance, along with low-back chairs or a rug to sit on. No barbecues or patio umbrellas are permitted.

Tickets for both performances are £14 for adults, £9 for children (16 and under) and £37 for a family ticket (two adults and two children). Gates open at 6.30pm and the performances will start at 7.30pm. Tickets are available now and booking is essential.

To purchase theatre tickets and for further details call 01527 821214. Full listings of all events can be found at nationaltrust.org.uk/hanburyhall