The great outdoors and fun theatre will combine at beautiful National Trust houses this summer.

Ightham Mote will host three plays under the stars in July and August: Gilbert and Sullivan’s Pirates of Penzance on July 5, Jane Austen’s Sense and Sensibility on August 2 and Roald Dahl’s George’s Marvellous Medicine on August 30.

Tickets cost £15 or £9 children. Call 0844 2491895.