Boughton House to show musicals in open-air screenings

Les Miserables being filmed at Boughton House
Les Miserables being filmed at Boughton House

A stately home near Kettering is to host screenings of two award-winning musicals under the stars this summer.

Tickets are available for two special open-air showings of Les Miserables and Grease in the gardens of the Boughton House, the home of the Duke of Buccleuch.

Les Miserables, which was partly filmed at the house just outside Geddington, will be shown on Saturday, August 2. Visitors to the ‘English Versailles’ will have the opportunity to enjoy Tom Hooper’s powerful screen adaptation of the Victor Hugo novel at the real-life venue for the on-screen wedding of characters Marius and Cosette.

Then, on Sunday 3 August, Grease is the word as cinema-goers are invited to relax on the lawn and enjoy the 70s classic.

Charles Lister, Boughton House property manager, said: “Following the fantastic reception to last year’s open-air screenings we’ve decided to offer more people the opportunity to be part of this special experience this year.

“We’re delighted to be showing our beloved Boughton on the big screen and I’m sure the audiences will enjoy singing along to all the classics each night. Get your tickets now to avoid disappointment and we’ll see you at the screenings.”

The films are scheduled to start at sunset and visitors are invited to come along from 7pm and enjoy a picnic in the screening area.

During the month of August, the historic House and grounds will also be open to visitors.

Click here for tickets or here for more information on Boughton’s summer opening schedule.