There is no full Chepstow Festival this year,
There is a great programme of open-air theatre in Chepstow Castle
and several events which are normally staged as part of the festival will also take place this year

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Theatre in Chepstow Castle Summer 2018

The Railway Children, Heartbreak Productions, Friday 22 June 7 P.M.

The Adventures of Doctor Dolittle, Illyria, Saturday 23 June 7PM

Much Ado about Nothing, Heartbreak Productions, Wednesday 11 July 7:30 PM

The Merchant of Venice, Illyria, Saturday 14 July 7:30 PM

The Midnight Gang, Heartbreak Productions, Friday 20 July 7 P.M.

The Pirates of Penzance, Illyria, Saturday 21 July

The Hound of the Baskervilles, Illyria, Friday 3 August 7:30 PM

For details of each production see below

THE RAILWAY CHILDREN Heartbreak Productions, 

Friday 22 June 7 P.M.

Attention passengers! We are sorry to announce that all services out of Giggleswick Station are delayed!


Gather around Bobbie, Peter and Phyllis on platform one as they pass the time by sharing the classic tale of The Railway Children. Living by the railway line, the children spend quite a bit of time watching the trains and making some unexpected friendships. There is the old gentleman who regularly takes the 9.15 train and helps them solve the mystery of what happened to their father, and the Russian immigrant who teaches them that compassion and understanding cross all boundaries.


All aboard! Full steam ahead! Find your travel companions and take your seats (bring your seats actually, and a picnic) for Heartbreak Productions’ outdoor adaptation of The Railway Children, a classic children’s tale by Edith Nesbit.

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