Howard Palmer Gardens
Sunday 1st August 11am to 5pm

Pre-book your space. Booking opens on 19th July.

We are pleased to bring you a day of socially distanced outside entertainment. Bring a picnic and enjoy the ongoing entertainment throughout the day.

Please join us on Sunday 1st August in Howard Palmer Gardens for a day of safe and socially distanced outside entertainment. Our MC will guide you through the day and introduce you to the acts who will each perform for 25 minutes. Audience members are welcome to come and go through the day, please just respect the measures put in place to protect yourself and fellow audience members . Tickets are free but must be booked on line to secure your space.

At 11am: Mr Tom Neil starts the day with a set of jazz piano hits and then Anthony Allgood our resident Master of Ceremonies will introduce the day to you and tell some jokes for your delight. 

11.30 am Miss Sarah Devon will enchant audiences with a mix of 40’s/50’s hits, hum along and tap those toes to some classic hits.

12 pm Macbeth Act 1 – Candlelit Theatre present 20 minutes of murderous Shakespeare “Something wicked this way comes”

12.30 pm Mr Stuart Haylor entertains with musical theatre hits to lighten the mood and feed the soul. A stunning powerful voice awaits you, a real treat.

1 pm Miss Evie Maslen-Lines gets us all up to date with some pop hits and trendy bangers. A star is the making.

1.30 pm Macbeth Act 2 – Our second instalment of theatre. The Macbeths plan a murder “Is this a dagger I see before me?”

2 pm Mr Stuart Haylor returns and knocks it out of the park with some pop hits.

2.30 pm Steppin Out stars of tomorrow! Local performers from this excellent theatre school take it in turns to present some of their work from their classes.

3 pm Macbeth Act 5 – the battle rages and Macbeth meets his match in Macduff. Sword fighting and Shakespeare, what’s not to like!

3.30 pm Mr Anthony Allgood and Miss Sarah Devon team up to present an olde time music hall sing along. So pack up your troubles and get ready to sing along! 

4 pm Mr Anthony Allgood entertains, rumour has it that Elvis may make an appearance. Watch those hips move! Get ready to laugh and enjoy yourself.

4.30 pm Mr Tom Neil finishes the day of with a selection of classic and funky piano hits. Sit back and relax to some summer jazz.

Song Sheet

Daisy Bell

Daisy. Daisy. Give me your answer do
I’m half crazy, all for the love of you.
It won’t be a stylish marriage.
I can’t afford a carriage
But you’ll look sweet upon the seat,
 of a bicycle made for two

Bless ‘em All

Bless em all, bless em all, the long and the short and the tall
Bless all the sergeants and their w.o. ones,
Bless all the corp’rals and their blinkin sons,
‘Cause we’re saying goodbye to them all, as back to their billets they crawl
You’ll get no promotion this side of the ocean, so cheer up my lads, bless ’em all
You’ll get no promotion this side of the ocean, so cheer up my lads, bless ’em all

It’s a Long way to Tipperary

It’s a long way to Tipperary,
And it’s a long way to go.
It’s a long way to Tipperary

To the sweetest girl I know!
Farewell, Piccadilly,
Goodbye, Leicester Square!
It’s a long long way to Tipperary,
But my heart’s right there.

Pack up your troubles

Pack up your troubles in your old kit bag
And smile, smile, smile.
While you’ve a lucifer to light your fag
Smile boys, that’s the style
What’s the use of worrying
It never was worth while
So, pack up your troubles in your old kit bag
And smile, smile, smile.

You made me love you

You made me love you. I didn’t want to do it. I didn’t want to do it.
You made me want you, And all the time you knew it. I guess you always knew it
You made me happy sometimes.   You made me glad
But there were times Dear.     You made me feel so bad

You made me cry for.  I didn’t want to tell you.  I didn’t want to tell you
I need some love that’s true…   Yes, I do,   ‘deed I do..     You know I do
Gimme, gimme, gimme, gimme  what I cry for Y
ou know you’ve got the kind of kisses,That I’d die for
You know you made me love you

Oh! I do like to be beside the seaside!
Oh! I do like to be beside the seaside!
Oh! I do like to be beside the sea!
Oh I do like to stroll along the Prom, Prom, Prom!
Where the brass bands play, “Tiddely-om-pom-pom!”

Oh I do like to be beside the seaside!

Oh! I do like to be beside the sea!

Oh When I’m beside the sea,
I’ll be beside myself with glee
beside the seaside, beside the sea!

Let’s All Go Down The Strand

Let’s all go down the Strand (Have a banana)
Let’s all go down the Strand.
I’ll be leader, and you can march behind,
Come with me and see what we can find.

Let’s all go down the Strand (Have a banana)
Lets all go down the Strand.
That’s the place for fun and noise
Down amongst the girls and boys

So let’s all go down the Strand. (Have a banana)


Chorus: My old man said follow the van
And don’t dilly-dally on the way
Off went the cart with the home packed in it
I walked behind with me old cock linnet
But I dillied and I dallied
And I dallied and I dillied
Lost the van and don’t know where to roam
You can’t trust these specials like the old time coppers
When you can’t find your way home.

Down at the old Bull and Bush

Come, come, come and make eyes at me
down at the Old Bull and Bush,
Da, da, da, da, da,
Come, come, drink some port wine with me,
Down at the Old Bull and Bush,
Hear the little German Band,
Da, da, da, da, da,
Just let me hold your hand dear,
Do, do come and have a drink or two
down at the Old Bull and Bush, Bush, Bush.

Guidance for attendees

This Event  may be amended or cancelled at short notice due to the ongoing Coronavirus situation or due to extreme weather.

Changes may have to be made to these Terms and Conditions to reflect changes in policy regarding Covid-19 (last updated 16/07/21)

If you or any member of your household is showing COVID symptoms. DO NOT attend the event. Tickets are returnable.  

Howard Palmer Gardens has been laid out into min 3m x 3m boxes with 2m corridors around each box.  For this event you are able to book a box for your group (up to 6 people). We encourage you to stick with household groups where possible, however it is not mandatory.

Please arrive as a complete group to the entrance near the car park. You will be asked for the booking name or reference to avoid physically taking tickets.

Please remain within your box while watching the show however if any member of the party needs to leave they may do so using the corridor space.  Please leave quickly and carefully through the nearest exit. Re-enter through the main entrance.

Please keep 2m away from other households as much as reasonably possible. While restrictions have eased not everyone is comfortable mixing as yet.

We reserve the right to pause the show or completely stop the show if individuals are not respecting each other.

Marshals will be on hand to help and ensure the comfort of all. 

The named Ticket holder is responsible for all members of their group including children. Should any household member test positive for COVID after this event they must give details to the NHS of their contacts, including this event should it fall within the parameters given by NHS track and trace.

We advise you bring hand sanitiser.  We are not required by government to enforce mask wearing however we will support residents choice to continue to mask.


If you have any access requirements or queries please get in touch on 0118 974 0889 / 07756179491 (Monday to Friday 9am – 5pm) or on email to, we can give you further information on the space and potentially reserve a suitable space for your group.

There are no toilets on site. The nearest public conveniences are at Peach Place where there are some Wokingham Borough Council run public toilets.

There is no designated parking on site. The nearest public car park is Cockpit Path car park is next door to the venue. You use this at your own risk.

Please if you bring lunches with you, take the rubbish home with you.

You may bring chairs or blankets to sit on. We cannot supply chairs and due to social distancing, the park benches are not available.  We request if you do choose to bring chairs you choose a space to the rear or sides of the arena in order to maximise the views of others on blankets.


The space will be open 20 minutes before performance start to get seated.  You may need to queue on initial entrance. Please leave space between groups while queuing.

Please only enter through the entrance and exit through the nearest exit to your space.

If you find you can no longer use your ticket please get in touch to have it returned so another household can use it.

If there are spaces available, on the door tickets may be possible on a first come first served basis.  Tickets are required for entry, details will be kept for 21 days in case we need to get on touch due to a suspected COVID case at the event.