Lavender Theatre

September 1, 2023

The Lavender Theatre, a 250-seat open air auditorium, opened at our site in Epsom in July 2023.

Based amidst a field of lavender, the theatre’s first show was Irving Berlin’s classic musical ‘Annie Get Your Gun’ which ran for 3 weeks and included a West End cast and professional orchestra.

It gained rave reviews and will be back next summer with a brand new offering. Watch this space!

★★★★★ Last Minute Theatre Tickets

“SuRie, who I am reliably informed was interrupted by a stage invasion during the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest, plays Annie Oakley softer and more playful than those who follow the standard set by Ethel Merman. Her stage chemistry with McCullagh’s Frank Butler is palpable.”


★★★★★ Musical Theatre Musings

“The Lavender Theatre is a perfect setting, Surie is wonderful as Annie Oakley, her interpretation oozes gumption. Charlie McCullagh’s chemistry with her was spot on with vocals I would happily listen to for days”

Musical Theatre Musings


★★★★★ Fairy Powered Productions

 “It was slick and polished and the cast were all spectacular. Surie’s voice is beautiful, and she has excellent comic timing. I haven’t seen a better musical in the West End”


★★★★★ Theatre and Art Reviews

“Director/choreographer Simon L Hardwick brilliantly recreates ‘Annie Get Your Gun’ for the outside stage… SuRie and Charlie McCullagh’s believable onstage chemistry adds additional magic to their outstanding performances as Annie Oakley and Frank Butler” 


★★★★★ West End Best Friend

“SuRie is sensational as gutsy go-getter Annie Oakley, she delivers a sensitive and charismatic performance and has brilliant chemistry with Charlie McCullagh’s Frank Butler”

“‘Annie Get Your Gun’ is the perfect choice for the Lavender Theatre’s first season. Energetic and enchanting, hopefully this is the start of a sensational summer space”


★★★★ All That Dazzles

“A joyful and charming show set against a beautiful backdrop which will transport you straight to  Buffalo Bill’s Wild West. To see ‘Annie Get Your Gun’ in this new open air venue felt like a wonderfully special experience” All That Dazzles


★★★★★ Musical Theatre Review 

“Irving Berlin’s classic but rarely revived musical, bursting with vitality and vigour, is a breath of fresh, lavender-scented air to launch a brave new theatrical venture – the Lavender Theatre”

“Irving Berlin would have been delighted to hear his best work sung with such clarity – here’s to the Lavender Fields Mob giving us many more musical winners!”


★★★★.5  Box Office Radio


“What a wonderful setting for a wonderful show brilliantly directed and choreographed by Simon Lee Hardwick, a venue where the magic of the stage meets the charm of the great outdoors” 


★★★★★ LondonTheatre1

“SuRie in the title role is superb in every respect. She has that rare quality, charisma, surely here is a ‘star’ in the making”


★★★★ Spy in the Stalls

“The newly formed Lavender Theatre are on to a winner with this well aimed revival, that hits the mark. SuRie, as the gun-toting Annie, carries the show – nailing her character with gunslinging accuracy. Gamine, yet sassily aware of her femininity, her charisma hangs over the stage like aromatic gunpowder. Equally believable is McCullagh’s Frank Butler. The chemistry between the two cautions us to stand back while sparks fly yet draws us in close to get a true feel for their inescapable magnetism.”


★★★★ The Stage

“Idyllic setting and star talent.”


★★★★ WhatsOnStage

“The chemistry between the two stars is almost combustible”


★★★★ BroadwayWorld

“Probably the most joyful musical revival you will see this summer.”


★★★★★ Mozart to Musicals

“An absolute treat.”