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Slapstick Picnic: The Importance of Being Earnest

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Slapstick Picnic would like to cordially invite you to its inaugural summer tea party, where marvellous feats of performance and culinary capers await. 

Over tea and cucumber sandwiches, we ask that you prepare to witness the impossible - the entirety of Oscar Wilde’s classic play of manners, affairs and handbags being performed by just two rather dashing entertainers.

From the creators of The HandleBards (Romeo and Juliet, IF: 2018) comes a fantastically wild(e) new production, ripping up the recipe book and celebrating silliness. With Slapstick Picnic, you can absolutely have your cake and eat it…

Age Guidance: 8+ 

Read more: https://www.slapstickpicnic.co...

Duration: 1 hour 40 minutes (no interval)


Maximum  6 tickets per booking
Campbell Park Amphitheatre is off Avenury Boulevard, near Cambell Heights. The nearest postcode is MK9 3FT.

Parking: There is ample parking near to Campbell Park in the City Centre at centre:mk Multi Storey Car Park. From here, there is a footbridge into the Park from the City, from Midsummer Boulevard, and through to the underpass and bridge by MK Gallery.

Food and Drink is available in the Amphitheatre for this event: Food&Drink

This an outdoor production, please bring your own chair or blanket to sit on - and dress for the weather. 

Registered Assistance Dogs are welcome, though we ask that you do not bring pets to Festival events. Camping and BBQs are not permitted. So that everyone can view performances, please don’t bring tents, gazebos, windbreaks and large umbrellas. Please do not bring glass and bottles into the Park. Thank you.

Festival Stewards are on site to help you – please approach them if you have any questions. 

Covid-19 Safety
The safety of our audiences, artists, volunteers and staff is our highest priority. As well as following all government and industry guidelines, we’re working closely with specialist safety advisors to ensure all our event locations are Covid-safe and secure for everyone. We will update more information between now and the Festival.

Access information

The Festival aims to be as accessible as possible and welcomes people with disabilities. We always welcome specific access enquiries - you can email us at access@stables.org or call the box office on 01908 280800.

Assistance Dogs Welcome
Assistance Dogs Welcome at this event
British Sign Language interpreted
BSL interpreted
Disabled parking available for Blue Badge holders
Disabled parking available for Blue Badge holders
Drop Off and Pick Up Point available
Customer Drop Off and Pick Up Point is available
Assistive Listening and Hearing Loop available
Seating available
Seating available at this event
Wheelchair Accessible event
Wheelchair Accessible
Family Friendly event
Family Friendly event
Make Some Noise at this event
Make Some Noise
Outdoor event
Outdoor Event
Special effect used
Special effects used

Additional access notes

Drop off and pick up point available on Avebury Boulvard 

There is a Pedestrian trackway leading to a designated viewing area

Accessible route into the Amphitheatre – a volunteer steward will direct you 

Accessible event toilets available on the Events Plateau

Festival Food Traders all have lowered serving positions and large print menus available