Carlisle's open air theatre sessions will begin in July.

A bumper programme of open-air theatre events is set to captivate audiences in Carlisle this summer at the Talkin Tarn Country Park, Brampton, CA8 1HN.

An exciting season of performances from The Pantaloons theatre company awaits theatre fans.

Audience members are encouraged to bring along seats and picnics to enjoy while they watch the performances.

All shows start at 7pm.

Moreover, a selection of tasty treats will be available at the open tearoom kiosk for theatregoers to enjoy.

The first act kicks off on July 4 with Oscar Wilde's 'The Importance of Being Earnest,' presented by The Pantaloons.

The tale of friends Jack and Algy, who masquerade as Ernest to win the hearts of their beloveds, is given a hilarious twist in this lively rendition.

The play combines Wilde's witty dialogue with new songs and funny physical theatre to create a unique and enjoyable experience for the audience.

July 25 will see the timeless tale of 'Robin Hood' by Mark Hayward being retold.

The audience will join Robin, Marian and the Merry Men in Sherwood Forest to witness their comedic escapades as they outsmart Pernicious Prince John and the shifty Sheriff of Nottingham.

Attendees can expect live music and audience interaction as part of this original presentation.

The final show on August 29 is a playful retelling of William Shakespeare's 'The Merry Wives of Windsor.' The story of Sir John Falstaff, who attempts to seduce the wives of two wealthy merchants, is laced with humorous tricks and slapstick comedy.

Coming from The Pantaloons, this show offers audience a blend of silly anachronisms and memorable music, all encapsulated within Shakespeare's masterful poetry.

Tickets for all performances are priced at £15 for adults and £9 for children.

And they can be purchased online from The Pantaloons website.