A new initiative for 2023 sees the launch of a series of public events, which we hope will appeal to a wide range of audiences in our local area and also within the Stowe community.
Following the former Arts at Stowe programme (which ended in 2020), we are launching our new series called ‘Stowe Presents’. Making use of our excellent on-site facilities including the Ugland Auditorium in the Chung Music School, the Roxburgh Theatre and the Chapel, Stowe will be presenting a broad programme of music, drama, art, talks and more.
Some of the programme will be the School’s own events and activities, with recent examples including the performance of Mozart’s Requiem and Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No.4 in the Chapel, which launched the School’s Centenary celebrations. This concert attracted an audience of 600, which is the largest audience we have ever welcomed for a classical concert (according to the Head!). We also promoted the Senior Congreve performances of the musical Grease to a wider audience and all the performances were sell-outs.
Good – Thursday 20 April,
We welcome the return of National Theatre Live to the Roxburgh Theatre, commencing with the live screening of Good by C.P. Taylor starring David Tennant in his much-anticipated return to the West End in a blistering re-imagining of one of Britain’s most powerful political plays. We are delighted to be partnering with the National Theatre again and we look forward to presenting all their live screenings.
The Not So Grimm Twins – Saturday 4 June
We will be presenting acclaimed theatre company Wrongsemble in The Not So Grimm Twins. We are keen to present a varied and high-quality programme for our younger audiences and we hope this will be the first of a regular series of children‘s theatre.
Twelfth Night – Thursday 24 August
Shakespeare will return to the grounds of Stowe when we host theatre company Illyria and their production of Twelfth Night. Taking place on the South Front, with the dramatic backdrop of Stowe House, Illyria will present an evening of yearning romance, music and sheer joy – all performed on a stage inspired by those of the Elizabethan touring troupes.
We are developing a new email list for everyone interested in being kept up to date as the programme develops. You can visit stowe.co.uk/stowepresents for information on all events and how to book your tickets.
If you would like to join the mailing list, I would be delighted to hear from you, please do drop me an email at email@example.com.
We look forward to welcoming you to our Stowe Presents series!
Simon Wales, Director of the Stowe Presents Programme