Cumbria’s Living Heritage has announced the dates for their upcoming outdoor theatre shows.

The Cumbrian-based heritage group is highlighting the best upcoming dates in its calendar, starting with a fast-paced, multi-costume-change, July 20 production of Twelfth Night, in the grounds of the Windermere Jetty Museum, commencing at 7pm.  

Tickets cost £18 for adults, £10 for 5-17-year-olds and £50 for a family ticket, all of which can be booked at 

On July 22, Muncaster is bringing the infamous Gunpowder Plot to life, in a brand-new calamitous production for all the family.

Performed on the castle lawns by The Three Inch Fools outdoor theatre company, the audience can expect uproarious intrigue, endless costume changes and many, many false moustaches, in this highly flammable historical tale.  

A family favourite is returning to Brantwood for a second outing on Wednesday August 10, 2022, as Illyria perform their interpretation of ‘Peter Pan’.  

Held in Brantwood’s glorious lakeside meadow, at the former home of philosopher, writer and Victorian social activist, John Ruskin, this is a story the whole family will recognise and enjoy.  

This mix of actors, puppets and a surprise crocodile is sure to enthral all attendees.  

Gates open at 5.30pm with a running time of approximately 90 minutes (including a 20-minute interval.

Tickets cost £15 for adults, £12 for students, and £8.50 for children aged 4-16).  Under 4s can enjoy for free. 

On August 19, Holker Hall is hosting an interactive investigation - Treachery on Treasure Island, by After Dark Murder Mystery Events.  

This Swashbuckling mystery will take place in the Holker Courtyard, where it will be proven that it's time to share out the booty, as the captains and crews from the pirate clans meet on Pirate Island.  

Tickets cost £21.50 per person or £115 for teams of six.  The mystery begins at 7.30pm and participants only have two hours to figure out why all the rum is gone!  To book tickets visit 

Speaking about the theatrical productions, Peter Frost-Pennington, Chair of Cumbria’s Living Heritage said: “Our members have acted in the spirit of outdoor theatre tourism and gone OTT in such a way as to bring some stunning theatrical productions into the heart of their venues.  

“The productions being staged will ensure visitors are not only entertained to the full but also able to see the plots unfolding against an amazing backdrop, in some incredibly breath-taking locations.  

“Top quality entertainment, fresh Cumbrian air and awe-inspiring natural settings should make a heady combination for anyone taking up these memory-fuelling opportunities.” 

More information about Cumbria’s Living Heritage and each of its members can be found at