OUTDOOR theatre returns to historic East Riddlesden Hall this summer.

Two productions are being staged in the grounds of the National Trust property.

Chapterhouse will perform a new telling, with original music, of Beauty and the Beast on June 20, from 6pm.

And on August 14, starting at 7pm, The Lord Chamberlain’s Men will present Hamlet.

Audiences are invited to take along picnics and chairs.

A spokesperson says: "The productions are an opportunity for people to enjoy an evening of entertainment set against the backdrop of the stunning 17th-century manor house.

"Beauty and the Beast is perfect summer-evening family entertainment.

"And The Lord Chamberlain’s Men will perform Hamlet with an all-male cast and Elizabethan costumes, music and dance."

For more details and tickets, visit nationaltrust.org.uk/visit/yorkshire/east-riddlesden-hall/events