An Edwardian Event, also featuring some World War I anniversary elements, will take place at Crich Tramway Village, near Matlock on Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th July this year.
As well as re-enactors, who will create a Suffragette Rally, there will be talks around themes such as gas warfare, grenades, the work of women and fashion from the period.
Building on the new First World War exhibition at Crich, Martin Logan, from the Museum of Transport Manchester, will give a presentation on the Manchester Corporate Tramways World War I Memorial Plaque – The Not Forgotten Memorial.
There’s the option to see a chat show with a difference during the afternoons. Join ‘Oscar Wilde’ as he interviews a leading celebrity of the Victorian era, recounts a story or two and invites his audience to get “Caught in the Act”! Acclaimed actor Jonathan Goodwin plays the famed Victorian wit, in a show packed with comedy, music and audience participation, brought to you by Don’t Go Into The Cellar! Theatre Company.
There are discounted admission prices for the daytime, for those dressing in Edwardian or First World War attire.
There is special evening production of D.H. Lawrence’s ‘Tickets Please’ on Saturday 15th July in the Exhibition Hall. This event will start with a tram ride to Glory Mine and back at 6.00 pm. A buffet option is available from 6.30pm and the performance will start at 7.30pm, with a few period songs and a recital prior to ‘Tickets Please’. The Red Lion Pub will also be open for drinks prior to and following the performance. Tickets need to be purchased separately for this event: performance only – £10.00 or with light buffet and glass of Cava £25.00.
Event organiser, Rachael Fisher, said: “The Edwardian Event has grown in popularity over the last couple of years, so as well as repeating the event, we are adding an evening option with a theatrical performance in our Exhibition Hall.”
To purchase tickets, standard admission tickets are required. To book online go to www.tramway.co.uk/tickets. Please note that tickets from this event can be used for to return to Crich Tramway Village, free of charge for up to 12 months. (Excludes free return to the World War II events).
Save 50p per ticket by booking online at least 24 hours in advance.
‘Ticket’s Please’ evening event on 15th July – tickets need to be purchased separately and in addition to entrance tickets for Edwardian event. Prices are: performance only – £10.00 or with light buffet and glass of Cava £25.00. Please note: Pre-bookings for the ‘Tickets Please’ performance need to be booked by 7th July 2017. Please call 01773 854357 for tickets.
Crich Tramway Village is open daily from 10.00am – 5.30pm (last admissions 4.00pm) until Sunday 5th November 2017. For further information Tel. 01773 854321 or visit: www.tramway.co.uk