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Castle Park Gardens

Wednesday 8th September 2021 - Saturday 18th September 2021
19:00 - 00:00
High St
Colchester CO1 1UG
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This show takes place in Castle Park, Colchester.

Created to mark the two-hundredth anniversary of John Constable’s most famous painting, The Hay Wain is a modern fable of times past. It is a window into a bygone age, but unlike the enduring image itself, it shows us what lies beneath the idyllic brush strokes. Bringing to life the people that populate the painting, lives defined not by simplicity and virtue, but by hardship, hope and resilience.

The Hay Wain follows the sell-out run of The Gift, which took place in 2019. It takes place in the beautifully historic surroundings of Colchester Castle after the park has closed to the general public. This is an open-air production so bring picnics, chairs and jackets. A bar will be on site providing drinks and light refreshments. The production will only be cancelled in the event of extremely bad weather. Tickets are limited each night.

Event dates:

6th September 2021

8th September 2021

10th September 2021

11th September 2021

14th September 2021

15th September 2021

17th September 2021

18th September 2021

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