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The School for Scandal in the garden
by Richard Brinsley Sheridan
January 12 – February 3, 2018


No-one escapes the gossips!

It’s Summer 1955 and the idle rich are superficial yet sparkling, drinking Pimms and playing croquet on the lawn.

But traditions are being challenged by Bill Hayley’s rock and roll, and the rebellious James Dean. The tabloids could ruin your reputation, and behind the veneer of respectability, hypocritical scandal-mongering is the currency of London Society.

Among the targets are two brothers; Charles, a loveable rogue who has gambled away his fortune, and Joseph, a sanctimonious, two-faced MP. While they compete to win Maria’s heart, they’re unaware their wealthy uncle is testing them to determine who deserves his inheritance.

Lady Sneerwell and her snake-like assistant are up to no good and the comely Lady Teazle must fend off the slanderous barbs that have caught the ear of her elderly husband. The over-truthful Mrs Candour and gossip columnist Ben Backbite can’t get enough of the salacious stories of deception and double-dealing.

This new version of The School for Scandal is a feast for the eyes with a bold mid-century palette of 1950s fashion, plus some fun at the races. In a society awash with gossip, rumours and backbiting, who’ll be carrying her heels at the end of the day?

Join us for a picnic on the lawn and an evening of laughs and intrigue in four glorious garden settings under the stars.

Last season SOLD OUT so book quickly.  Click VIEW EVENT to book

All you need to know


Here's what happens

Gates open at 4.30pm.
The bar is open, you can look around the garden prior to the show and have your picnic.

Show starts at 6.30pm PROMPT.
30 minute interval at 7.30pm
The bar is open at the interval

Show ends just after 9.00pm
It will be dark at the end so bring a torch if you wish.
And remember it can get cool after the sun sets.

Outdoor Theatre Audience

You get a seat for the show

You are welcome to bring rugs, chairs, tables, eskies; whatever you need to enjoy your picnic prior to the show and at interval.

For the show, we provide you with a seat. Feel free to bring your own cushion, even a rug in case it gets cool once the sun goes down.

There is a limited grass area to the side of the stage if you wish to watch the show sitting on the ground. However space is limited and it’s first come first served.


Bar and picnics available

You are welcome to bring your own picnic or buy one of ours when you book.

Our picnic box contains bread, nibbles, olives and much more for $13 per person. NOTE: While the picnic is suitable for vegetarians, due to the nature of the event we cannot cater for other dietary requirements. If in doubt, bring your own!

There is a licensed bar selling Howard’s Vinyard red, white, rosé and sparkling wine, Pimms, Coopers beer and Bickford’s soft drinks.

Bar is open before the show and at interval. NO BYO ALCOHOL PLEASE.

Getting there car


Parking is free.
Details are provided with your tickets.

As we are often performing in private gardens we cannot always guarantee good access if you have limited mobility.

The Carrick Hill venue has a drop off zone and a disabled toilet and the best access we can provide.  If in doubt, choose Carrick Hill, or give us a call on 0427 404 924

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