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Kirsty Cox's Bristol

PUBLISHED: 17:41 17 May 2011 | UPDATED: 19:23 20 February 2013

Kirsty Cox's Bristol

Kirsty Cox's Bristol

Chapterhouse Theatre Company enters its 12th season of touring open-air theatre at some of the most beautiful country houses, castles and heritage sites across the UK and Ireland.

Chapterhouse Theatre Company enters its 12th season of touring open-air theatre at some of the most beautiful country houses, castles and heritage sites across the UK and Ireland.



The company performs The Taming of the Shrew at The Bishops Palace, Wells on 17 June and brings Sense and Sensibility to Butleigh Court Cricket Ground in Glastonbury on 4 August and to The Jane Austen Festival in Bath on 17 September. Chapterhouse then returns to the Bishops Palace on 19 August for a performance of Cranford.


Bristol based Kirsty Cox is playing Miss Matty Jenkins in Cranford and Hortensio, Curtis and Pendant in The Taming of the Shrew.


Kirsty trained at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama and her professional theatre experience has included work with Bristol Old Vic. She has recorded an episode of Dr Finlay: Further Adventures of a Black Bag for BBC Radio 4 and has worked on several short films and independent feature films.


Kirsty took time out from rehearsals with Chapterhouse to answer questions for Somerset Life on her favourite parts of Bristol.


What is your favourite place?


The Downs. Its such a wonderful area of open space near the centre. You can people watch to your hearts content and occasionally see hot air balloons and kites flying overhead. And nearby Clifton is a nice place to spend an afternoon with lovely boutique shops and cafes.


Do you have a favourite walk?


I really like the Harbourside Walk. It takes you around the old docks area, past the SS Great Britain and up to the Industrial Museum and the Arnolfini. Bristols sea faring past is extremely important to the city so its a great way to find out a bit more about it. Or, if you want to get out of the centre, Ashton Court Estate, Leigh Woods and Blaize Castle Estate are all good places to go.


What is your favourite place to eat?


For a great pub lunch, you cant beat the Hope and Anchor on Jacobs Wells Road, especially if youve just been on the Harbourside Walk! Or, for an evening meal, I really like The Thali Caf that now has four branches across the city.


For further details about performances visit www.chapterhouse.org


The Bishops Palace (01749) 988111; Wells Tourist Information Centre (01749) 672552; See Tickets (0871) 2200260 www.seetickets.com;


Bath Festivals Box Office (01225) 463362; http://www.bathfestivals.org.uk/


www.janeausten.co.uk/festival


Street Tourist Information Centre (01458) 447384 (for the performance at Butleigh Court Cricket Ground)

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