Outdoor theatre will come to a stately venue in North Cumbria next week.

The Secret Diary of Henry VIII will be staged in the grounds of Netherby Hall near Longtown on June 16.

Described as a hilarious take on Britain’s most epic monarch, the show is written, directed and produced by James and Stephen Hyde, who grew up near Penrith.

James said: “It’s a show fit for the whole family which follows the ups and downs of young Henry’s life in court after he is unexpectedly thrust into the limelight.”

Audience members are advised to dress for the weather and bring blankets, rugs and picnic chairs.

The show starts at 7pm, with gates open from 6pm for picnics.

The Secret Diary of Henry VIII is suitable for children aged six and over.

The brothers’ production company Three Inch Fools will be doing other shows in Cumbria, including performances of The Secret Diary of Henry VIII at Hutton-in-the-Forest on July 14, and at Muncaster Castle on July 18.

They are also performing The Comedy of Errors at Muncaster Castle on July 17. 

For more information visit www.netherbyhall.co.uk/event/ or contact boxoffice@threeinchfools.com.