A series of socially-distanced monologues for all ages, presented in the beautiful Rowntree Park. Outdoor theatre to inspire and entertain the people of York.

Bring a chair or a blanket, grab your headphones and immerse yourself in some live theatre.

First Love

First Love

By Samuel Beckett
Directed by Matt Aston
Performed by Chris Hannon

A man, a woman, a recollection.

One of Samuel Beckett’s most masterful stories, First Love is awash with Beckett's signature balancing of comedy and tragedy.

Wednesday 12 - Saturday 22 August
7pm (4pm Saturday 15 & Saturday 22 August)

Captioned performance - Thursday 20 August, 7pm

Running time - 1 hour approx

(Contains very strong language)

Tickets £10

Every Time a Bell Rings

Every Time a Bell Rings

By Matt Aston
Directed by Tom Bellerby
Performed by Lisa Howard

Lockdown. York. Easter Sunday, 2020.

Cathy emerges from her own isolation and searches for solace on her favourite park bench in her favourite park. A touching, funny and poignant look at how the world changed through extraordinary times.

Wednesday 26 August - Saturday 5 September
7pm (4pm Saturday 29 August & Saturday 5 September)

Captioned performances - Thursday 27 August, 7pm and Thursday 3 August, 7pm

Running time - 50 minutes approx

(Contains very strong language)

Tickets £10



Inspired by the song and based on an original idea by Julian Butler

Co-created and Performed by Cassie Vallance

Co-created and Directed by Matt Aston

Tickets £5

Every year Jo’s family used to have a big family gathering. A teddy bears’ picnic. It was brilliant. And then she got too old and too cool for that kind of thing. So she stopped going. But now she’s a grown up...kinda...she wishes she could have them all over again.

Running time - 30 minutes approx

Suitable for everyone aged 3 and over. Please bring your favourite teddy bear...and a picnic!

Wednesday 19 - Saturday 22 August
Thursday 27 - Saturday 29 August
Monday 31 August - Saturday 5 September

11:30am and 1:30pm

Captioned performances - Thursday 27 August, 11.30am and 1.30pm, and Thursday 3 August, 11.30am and 1.30pm

NB: First Love & Every Time a Bell Rings contain very strong language.