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Play - Classical:A Bard In The Yard at Ilkley Manor House

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Play - Classical, Sun 28 - Mon 29 Aug 2022

A Bard In The Yard

A Bard In The Yard

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Ilkley Playhouse


Castle Yard,
LS29 9DT

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An Ilkley Players Fringe Production

A Summer Feast from the Works of Mr William Shakespeare.

Romeo and Juliet in 30 minutes

Directed by Mr Dick Hebbert


30 minutes of Memorable Shakespeare Duologues

Directed by Mr Andrew Leggott

In 2020, Bard in the Yard consisted of a selection of Shakespearian monologues. In 2021 it was half-hour versions of Macbeth and Twelfth Night. Both were extremely well received and well attended.

This year there will be a thirty minute version of “Romeo and Juliet” directed by Dick Hebbert, who writes:

"On a late summer's day Ilkley Playhouse brings a pair of star-crossed lovers to the Manor House Yard in a half hour version of one of Shakespeare's most famous and most loved plays.

Loving both unwisely and too well, Romeo and Juliet's impossible dream bestrides the implacable enmity of their families across the Yorkshire flagstones.

Sword play, potions, poison, tombs at the dead of night. It's not going to end well... "

plus half an hour of 6-8 Shakespearian duologues directed by Andrew Leggott. More information to come.

Performances will be at 7-30pm in the Wildman Studio at Ilkley Playhouse on Saturday 27th August and at 2-00 pm in the open air at the Manor House Yard on Sunday 28th and Bank Holiday Monday 29th August.

Coach parties acceptedGift shopAccepts groups

The ground floor has no steps and is wheelchair accessible, while the first floor is only accessible by stairs.

Event details

Dates Times
Sun 28 - Mon 29 Aug 2022 14:00
Open on Saturday and Sunday between 11:00AM and 4:00PM.


Ticket price: £6.00.

Tickets available on Eventbrite or in the Box Office during Manor House opening times. For more details please visit the Manor House website.


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Map reference: SE 116477  Lat: 53.92609 Long: -1.82425

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Accessible by Public Transport: 0.5 miles from Ilkley station


  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups

The ground floor has no steps and is wheelchair accessible, while the first floor is only accessible by stairs.