THEATRE fans will have plenty to look forward to at Soulton Hall this year, with many more performances confirmed to be on the way.

This month the hall, near Wem, enjoyed a successful outdoor performance of 'Relatively Speaking', which went ahead under blue skies despite the recent rainy weather.

Tim Ashton, from Soulton Hall, has confirmed there are many more acts appearing throughout the year, including a showing of Treasure Island this Friday.

"We have a pantomime version of Treasure Island on the 28th, then there is some live music from the Diabloes on June 12," said Tim.

"We had the first play of the season last Thursday to Saturday.

"We did have a scaffolding stage built on the lawn facing the hall and fortunately Relatively Speaking did happen under blue skies.

"Fortunately the weather was good for that, but if the weather does turn we can seat 50 people inside with a risk assessment."

Later in the year the National Youth Theatre is also set to perform at Soulton Hall.

"I'm hoping very much there are people that want to come see that," added Tim.

"The national Youth Theatre is a big deal, they're used to performing on big stages in London so to have to come perform in a garden to us is very lucky."

Tim says he has also been blown away by the support offered to the outdoor performances since the beginning of the Coronavirus pandemic.

He added: "We are blown away by how much support there has been for art and live performance here since we lent in at the beginning of the current situation to make a haven for safely shared live performance.

"We are really exited to welcome people back, and we so hope you are able to come and join us."

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