Twits, Wits & Bawdy Baskets at Gawthorpe Hall

Friday, May 31, 2019

Gawthorpe Hall is the setting for an outdoor production of Twits, Wits & Bawdy Baskets next week.

A cast of seven actors will perform the show on Saturday 8 June, at 6.30pm. It is produced by Doodlebugs Productions and written by Steve Cooper.

The fictional production of Twits, Wits & Bawdy Baskets is set in Tudor times and tells the story of a hapless band of Elizabethan rogues who decide to make money by pretending to be a company of strolling players. They arrive at Gawthorpe Hall, and a fast-paced farce follows.

The performance is a hilarious look at an imagined history. People and places that actually existed are used in a funny, thought-provoking way.

County Councillor Peter Buckley, Lancashire County Council's cabinet member for community and cultural services, said: "I expect that this performance will be a real treat and great entertainment. I'm sure that the audience will be drawn into this exciting story by its telling.

"The performance is a Tudor comedy about gender, identity and the north/south divide. No one is who they seem to be in this very farcical and funny comedy, which has a nod to Shakespeare. It is enhanced by the music it contains, including a cappella singing.

"This promises to be a fantastic show set in the wonderful historic backdrop of Gawthorpe Hall. Bring a chair or a cushion to sit on, and a picnic if you want to, and enjoy the evening."

Tickets for the performance cost £11.

Numbers are limited so booking is preferred. To book a ticket in advance, visit

Tickets can't be purchased for the performance on the night.

As this is an outdoor production, bringing along your own camping chair or cushion is recommended.

Refreshments will also be available to purchase.

Gawthorpe Hall is run by Lancashire County Council's museum service on behalf of the National Trust.

For more information, telephone 01282 771004 or email

To find out more about Gawthorpe Hall and other Lancashire County Council museums, visit


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