Join Cambridge Touring Theatre for musical fun and comedy with outdoor theatre in the abbey gardens.

KING Arthur and the Sword in the Stone charges into the gardens of Hartland Abbey on Tuesday, August 14 for a magical medieval family romp.

Presented by the popular Cambridge Touring Theatre, this Plough Arts Centre outdoor performance leaves no stone unturned in its quest to delight audiences of all ages with its brand new take on the age old classic by T H White and Walt Disney.

The performance begins at 5pm and features six actors, a musician and a colourful stage which turns magically into medieval caravans, carts and courts. The players sing and dance, steal sandwiches and they even spray viewers with water, wasting no opportunity to delight and entertain.

The story begins as Merlin searches for a new pupil. He chooses a local boy named Wart and they set off for the Tournament in London. On the way, Wart learns important lessons about how to be just and wise.

When they arrive, the biggest competition at the Tournament is the Sword in the Stone pulling contest… but who will win and become King?

Children who want to get even more involved in the adventure can join a 45 minute drama workshop at 3.30pm, before the performance. Youngsters aged five to 10-years can explore the story, take part in their own knightly adventures and meet some of the characters.

Audience members are invited to bring low backed seating, rugs, warm clothing and a picnic. Refreshments and a barbeque are available.

Tickets cost £12.50 for full and £10 for concessions, with £45 for a family of five or £27 for three. Drama workshop tickets are £3. To book, call the Box Office on 01805 624624.