Open air theatre – Calf to Cow present: The Jabberwocky & Other Nonsense

LEWIS CARROLS’ The Jabberwocky & Other Nonsense


30 August – 6:30pm (Garden opens at 5:30pm)

Beware the Jabberwock! The jaws that bite, The claws that catch! Run for your life! Save yourself! AHHH!

The village of Pokeytin is under threat. Their crops and cows disappear in the night. Mrs Dodos’ washing has been pinched from the line and Mr Walrus can’t find a single oyster! Who is to blame? Why the Jabberwocky of course!

Calf 2 Cow present this hilarious new adaption of Lewis Carrol’s (Alice in Wonderland) famous poem The Jabberwocky. Join them as they tell the tale of our young hero from Pokeytin, armed with their vorpal sword, brave the journey to take on the fierce Jabberwock, knock his head off and save the land! Huzzah!

But is this monster really as bad as those old locals make out?

Expect the Calf 2 Cow treatment of silly multi-rolling, kicks and trips, live floor-stamping rock n roll, water buckets, sweaty actors and a giant dragon puppet, breathing actual fire! We hope.

Grab your Jubjub bird, and your best mad hat, and prepare yourself for the belly-laughing quest of a life time. This is the Jabberwocky as NEVER seen before.

One for all ages.

Running time: 1 hour 15mins plus interval

Vine House Café 

And new to Events at the Garden, the Vine House Café will stay open and run it’s café menu until 30 minutes before the start of the show. Bar will be open for alcoholic & soft drinks as well as teas & coffee, which can also be ordered for any intervals. Vine House Café picnics are also available to pre-book and take into the garden. Choose from a buddha bowl, a picnic pack-up, a kids lunch box or a scone with jam and cream. You’ll get a basket and rug to enjoy your picnic, to be returned when you’re ready to go. These must be pre-booked up to the day before.

Book your picnic

Or bring your own plus blankets, cushions, and camping-chairs and join us on our outdoor adventure at Helmsley Walled Garden. Come prepared for the weather – the performance will continue come rain come shine!