Castle Theatre Company

Sunday 8th July

Old Mill Gardens open 2.30 pm for lunchtime picnicking

Play starts 5.00 pm and will last approximately 2 hours

There will be an interval of 20minutes

£15 for individuals

£5 for children

Twelfth Night

After their sparkling performance last year, the Company return to Robert and Carolyn Cumming’s delightful gardens at the Old Mill House by the Great Ouse in Maids Moreton to perform Twelfth Night.

Following a shipwreck, Viola is separated from her twin brother Sebastian. Disguising herself as a young boy she becomes a messenger between the local duke Orsino and the wealthy heiress he loves, Olivia. As the two nobles begin to fall in love with this mysterious ‘boy’, the other members of Olivia’s household compete for her hand in marriage (and huge fortune!). Enter Sebastian, Viola’s long lost identical twin, and chaos quickly ensues…

​Castle Theatre Company’s annual summer Shakespeare returns for 2018 with ‘Twelfth Night’, our biggest tour ever! This production features live music and comes from the creative team of our tremendously successful 2017 tour of ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’.

‘Twelfth Night’ will tour Durham and the North-East in June, before embarking on the annual South of England tour in July. We will then hop across the pond to tour New York and North Carolina in September!

For over 30 years Castle Theatre Company has produced classical Shakespeare performances in stunning historical venues across the south of England and the USA. Renowned for its high-standard, Castle Theatre Company promises an afternoon of light-hearted family entertainment.

Their tour continues through July


Robert and Carolyn Cumming very much look forward to welcoming you to The Old Mill House on Sunday, July 8, for the Castle Theatre Company’s performance of Shakespeare’s Twelth Night at 5.00 pm.

Location and Car Parking

The Old Mill House, Maids Moreton, Buckingham MK 18 7AR.

There will be signs on the roadside to indicate the turning off the A422, and guide you to the Car Park in the field adjacent to the house.  Passengers with access difficulties can be dropped off at the garden entrance. The lane down to our house is narrow/single-track and bumpy.

Please be aware that Sunday, 8th July is the day of the Silverstone Grand Prix.  There will be more traffic than normal using the A422, as part of the diversion from the A43.

Coming from Buckingham. Get onto the A422 Stony Stratford/ Milton Keynes Road out of Buckingham. About 1 mile from Buckingham there is a turn on the left to Maids Moreton. Do NOT take this.   Indicate RIGHT. Go on for about 200 yards. On the right is an unmarked turning down into the valley.

Coming from Milton Keynes. You need to get onto the A422 to Buckingham (ignore the signs which send you on to the A421 to Buckingham). As you approach Buckingham, within a half mile after the turning to Foscote, you will see, on the right skyline, the roofs of College Farm. Indicate a LEFT turn. Before you get to College Farm you will see an unmarked turn down to the left into the valley.

The Performance

The play will be performed in the open air on the terrace in front of our house, and seating is on the lawn.

You will need to bring your own rugs and chairs as there will be no formal or prearranged seating.

The performance will begin at 5.00 pm. You are asked to be seated by 4.50 p.m.

The performance will be two hours long and there will be a short interval, during which ice-creams and soft drinks will be available.


You are most welcome to explore the garden and grounds before the Performance and bring a picnic. Gates will open at 2.30 pm.

There is an acre of cultivated garden around the house, and immediately adjacent there is a meadow and riverside walk beside the Great Ouse, all of which are suitable for picnicking in.

Dogs  Apologies, but no dogs at picnics or Performance.

Loos   Will be provided on site.


We pray for fine weather, of course. If the weather is unsettled or damp/drizzly it will continue, but in that event please bring umbrellas. If it is a downpour/washout the Performance will be cancelled, but there will be no refunds on the tickets. All the proceeds are going to support the Buckingham Literary Festival and the Castle Theatre Company, both of which are charities, and both of which need and deserve support whatever the weather.

Further information:

If you have any queries please email [email protected]

If you get lost trying to find us please ring 07779 711 723.