The Landmark theatre kicks off summer of live performances

The Landmark Theatre is one of the first in the country to be able to host live performances using its outdoor space.

The new programme, called the Summer Festival, will kick off today (Thursday 27 August) with shows being held in the grounds of the theatre.

The Landmark has been closed since March. Credit: ITV News West Country

Ticket holders will have to follow social distancing measures such as staggered arrival and seating times.

It is also recommended that people wear a face mask for their visit.

The long bank holiday weekend of shows will start from 3pm this afternoon with a performance of The Wind in The Willows.

The programme includes singing from harmony trio Vintage Summertime with The Femmes, comedy from Simon Brodkin, the Pirates Ahoy pantomime and Britain’s Got Talent magician Ben Hart.

The Quarterdeck Café on site reopened on 9 July but it has been nearly five months since all live shows were forced to stop at the venue.

There will be social distancing measures in place throughout the summer festival. Credit: ITV News West Country