Bantock House Museum and Park hosts its first ever open air theatre performance this weekend.

Finchfield and Castlecroft Community Association, with the support of Creative Black Country, have commissioned a new play inspired by Chekov's Cherry Orchard which will be performed in the elegant surroundings of Bantock's Rose Garden on Saturday (16 July, 2016).

The Fate of the Green includes a professional cast supported by performing arts students from the City of Wolverhampton College.

Fran Richards, the show's director, said: "The Fate of the Green is a fantastic project about the community, for the community, created by the community. Working with local students has been a pleasure and they are really passionate about the issues the play addresses."

Councillor John Reynolds, the City of Wolverhampton Council's Cabinet Member for City Economy, said: "Hot on the heels of Bantock's inaugural Banstock music festival comes another first - open air theatre brought to us by the local community.

"I hope Saturday's performance is a big success and the first of many theatrical performances to be held at Bantock House Museum and Park."

The Fate of the Green begins at 7.30pm. Tickets, priced £8, are available on the door and the audience is encouraged to bring their own deck chair or blanket.

  •  released: Tuesday 12 July, 2016